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August 16th, 2022
2022 URISA Board Election Results Announced

URISA is pleased to announce the results of its 2022 URISA Board of Directors’ election. Tom Fisher will serve in the position of President-Elect and Josiah Burkett, Bernadette deLeon, and Matt Gerike will serve as Directors. They will all begin their three-year terms at the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2022 in Boise.

Thomas Fisher, GISP, AICP, GIS Administrator, Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, Ohio

Tom will serve as President-Elect for one year and his term as President will begin at the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2023.

“This is a great honor to lead the URISA organization and to represent the members for three more years through the Presidential track. URISA has accomplished a lot over the past sixty years with steady leadership and member volunteerism. I plan to continue the tradition of excellence set by the trailblazers before me and leave a legacy of servant leadership for upcoming geospatial professionals to aspire to. Thank you again for your confidence and trust to lead URISA. I look forward to seeing everyone in Boise, Idaho this fall and, in the chapters, and committees of this amazing URISA organization.”

Newly-elected URISA Directors:

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 J. Gerike, PhD, GISP, Geospatial Program ManagerVirginia Geographic Information Network (VGIN), Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), Richmond, Virginia

Ashley Hitt was elected by the membership as President-Elect last year and will begin her term as President of URISA at the conclusion of GIS-Pro 2022. Brent Jones will become Immediate Past-President at that time.

At the close of GIS-Pro 2022, 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: Kevin Mickey, GISP, The Polis Center-IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana Board Secretary: Susan Kamei, USC Spatial Sciences Institute – Los Angeles, California

Tom Fisher, GISP, AICP, Cuyahoga County – Cleveland, Ohio

John Nolte, GISP, Denver Water – Denver, Colorado