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Tuesday, May 22 • 1:15pm - 5:00pm
WGGL Interest Group (HALF Day)

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All too often city and county GIS managers have to make decisions isolated from their peers. The purpose of this session is to break down those silos and better support our local GIS managers and leaders in their work goals. The Washington local Government GIS Leaders (WGGL) group has been created as a Special Interest Group (SIG) under the auspices of the Washington chapter of URISA (WAURISA). The WGGL group was formed to provide a forum specifically for GIS leaders in local government.

This half day session will have some presentations specifically geared towards issues GIS managers face.
We will start with a panel discussion: How is GIS being shared State to Local and Local to State
With 4 amazing panelists:
  • Connie Michener - Director of Government Affairs CIO office
  • Joanne Markert – WA State GIS Coordinator
  • Adam Wasserman – E911/Military
  • Kristina Swanson - Director of Operations for the Office of the Washington State Auditor
Afterwards presentations about WGGL opportunities and group discussions that will provide attendees time to give feedback about  the future of WGGL activities.

Intended Audience
GIS Supervisors (Managers, Coordinators, Directors, and Department Heads) working at City and County organizations in Washington State. If not part of the intended audience please check with the organizer before signing up at:  workshops@waurisa.org
WGGL Goals
Increase communication between local government GIS leaders;
Increase accessibility and sharing of management skills and knowledge;
Increase the representation of County and City GIS interests to state officials;
Increase opportunities to provide education/training for City and County GIS managers on roles,
responsibilities, and requirements of GIS departments

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Joshua Greenberg

Currently, Josh Greenberg coordinates remote sensing activities and provides imagery analysis for the Skagit County GIS Dept. His background offers both ecological and technical guidance to County environmental issues such as habitat analysis, salmon restoration and long term growth... Read More →

Tuesday May 22, 2018 1:15pm - 5:00pm AKDT