Kevin Mickey, Director Professional Development and Geospatial Education, has been elected President-Elect of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). He will join incoming Board members Susan Kamei, Managing Director, University of Southern California Spatial Sciences Institute; Tom Fisher, GIS Applications Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Ohio; and John Nolte, GIS Manager for the Denver, Colorado Water Department as they begin a three year term in October 2019. Kevin will serve as President Elect in his first year, President in year two and Immediate Past President in his final year.
URISA has a long and productive history as a leader in the geospatial profession. Since its beginning in 1966 it has supported geospatial professionals at all stages of their career with training and resources that enable them to be active and productive members of their organization and communities. URISA also serves a critical role as a voice for its members in guiding decision makers on policies that impact how data and tools are developed, managed and applied in support of a wide range of community activities such as property management, land management, public safety, infrastructure management and more. URISA is an international organization with more than two dozen state, provincial and regional chapters.