URISA Board Election Results Announced

Des Plaines, IL, September 16, 2016 - URISA is pleased to announce the results of its 2016 URISA Board of Directors’ election. Teresa Townsend will serve in the position of President-Elect and James Armstrong, Brent Jones and Robert Kirkman will serve as Directors. They will all begin their three-year terms at the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2016 in Toronto this November.

President-Elect: Teresa Townsend, AICP, Planning Communities, Raleigh, North Carolina

Teresa Townsend will serve as President-Elect for one year and her term as President will begin at the conclusion of the 2017 conference in Jacksonville, Florida. Teresa has previously served on the board (2011-2014) and is excited to rejoin the board in her new role. “I am very honored to have been elected to this position and excited to join my friends and colleagues on the Board and throughout the organization to continue to grow and strengthen URISA from the great organization that it already is! This is an exciting time for URISA and the GIS profession. I encourage you all to participate and share your ideas, challenges and opportunities to make URISA a stronger and better organization for our members and the community. Thank you very much for the opportunity and I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon!”

URISA Board of Directors:

  • James Armstrong, GISP, MGIST, Partner, Spatial Relationships LLC, Boston, Massachusetts         
  • Brent Jones, PE, PLS, Global Manager, Land Records/Cadastre, Esri, Vienna, Virginia
  • Robert Kirkman, GISP, Enterprise Services Manager, Portland Metro, Portland, Oregon

Tripp Corbin, GISP was elected by the membership as President-Elect last year and will begin his term as President of the association at the conclusion of the Toronto conference.

At the close of GIS-Pro 2016 in Toronto, the terms of service for these URISA Board members will conclude and we thank them all, in advance, for their amazing dedication and service to URISA:

  • Immediate Past-President: Carl Anderson, GISP, Create I.O, Brandenton, Florida
  • Secretary: Ashley Hitt, GISP, Connected Nation, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Jochen Albrecht, GISP, Hunter College Department of Geography, New York, NY
  • Amy Esnard, GISP, Elevon Solutions, Hood River, Oregon

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Mark Your Calendar:

GIS-Pro 2016: URISA's 54th Annual Conference - October 31-November 3, 2016 - Toronto, Ontario Canada

2017 GIS & CAMA Technologies Conference – March 6-9, 2017 – Chattanooga, Tennessee

URISA Leadership Academy – July 24-28, 2017 – Providence, Rhode Island

2017 GIS in Transit Conference – September 6-8, 2017 – Washington, DC

GIS-Pro 2017: URISA’s 55th Annual Conference – October 23-26, 2017 – Jacksonville, Florida

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