URISA Announces Board of Directors Election Slate

Des Plaines, IL (June 8, 2022) -- URISA’s Leadership Development Committee recently presented its recommended slate of candidates to the URISA Board of Directors. The Board unanimously approved the slate, listed below, for its 2022 election. URISA is pleased to present the following list of candidates for URISA President-Elect and for Directors on the Board. 

Approved Slate for URISA 2022 Election:

For President-Elect:

  • Thomas Fisher, GISP, AICP,GIS Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio
  • John Nolte, GISP, GIS Manager, Denver Water, Denver, Colorado

For Board of Directors (to fill 3 positions):

  • Ghermay Araya, GISP, CSM, CEO/Senior Business Technology Consultant, New Light Technologies Inc., Washington, DC
  • Josiah Burkett, Geographic Information Systems Analyst /Geospatial Team Lead, GeoTechVision, Kingston, Jamaica
  • Bernadette de Leon, GISP, Director of School of Public Health Bloomington IT Services, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Matthew Gerike, GISP, Geospatial Program Manager, Virginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN), Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), Richmond, Virginia
  • Clinton Johnson, Solution Architect and Racial Equity & Social Justice Team Lead, Esri, Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania
  • Hillary Palmer, Project Manager – Geospatial & Technology Solutions, Dewberry, Palmer, Alaska

The official ballots will be distributed electronically to the entire membership on or by  July 5. Those elected will begin their three-year Board terms following  GIS-Pro  2022 in Boise. We thank these individuals for their dedication to URISA and willingness to serve in a leadership capacity.

Wendy Nelson
Executive Director – URISA
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