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Tuesday, May 21 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Washington Government GIS Leaders meeting (Full Day)

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All too often city and county GIS leaders have to make decisions in isolation, with no peers in their organization with the relevant experience to advise them. The purpose of this session is to break down the silos between GIS managers and leaders as a way to help them address issues and work more effectively to meet their 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 to share ideas.

Morning Session with a panel discussion:
Best Management Practices in GIS across organizations of different sizes:
Panelists with Intro by Greg Babinski – King County
  • Stephen Beimborn - City of Seattle, Manager of Departmental GIS / GIS Coordinator.
  • Katie Heim - City of Arlington, GIS Manager
  • Geoff Almvig – Skagit County, GIS Manager
  • Jason Eklund – Kittitas County, GIS Coordinator
Afternoon session will have 3 presentations:
  • Debra Hentz, BSME, MPA. Lean Specialist, Washington State Auditor’s Office
    • Practicing Lean techniques for the GIS Manager
  • Adam Carnow, ESRI Community Evangelist
    • GIS for Managers – The Seven Elements of a Successful Enterprise GIS
  • Joanne Markert, State GIS Coordinator
    • State Activities that can benefit local government GIS departments
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


Stephen Beimborn

GIS Manager, Seattle Public Utilities
Speakers will be from the following groups: • GIS Professional(s), Professor(s), Graduate Student(s) who have assisted with use of GIS in K-12 Education • K-12 Teacher(s) with experience using GIS in their work or curriculum • Career and Technical Education (CTE) representative(s... Read More →
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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 21, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm AKDT
Hotel Murano, Cavallino 1320 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA