Committees: Get Involved!

Much of NSGIC's substantive work happens in our active committees. NSGIC members are encouraged to consider a role in one or more committees. It's a great way to get to know other members, increase your visibility and contribute to the greater geospatial community.

Contact a committee chair to learn more about how to get involved.  

Certain membership or sponsorship designations are required for participation in some committees, while some committees are open to non-members. Non-members will need to create a NSGIC limited access account to join any committees.

Interested in participating in our online discussion forums? They're right this way.

Visit our library for many resources produced and curated by our committees. 

 

Addresses & Transportation (about the committee  |  discussion forum  |  resources)

Conferences (about the committee  |  discussion forum  |  policies)

Corporate Leadership (CLC) (about the committee)

Elections (about the committee  |  resources)

Finance (about the committee)

Geospatial Preparedness (about the committee  |  discussion forum  |  resources)

GIS Inventory (about the committee  |  discussion forum  |  tool)

Member Services (about the committee  |  membership directory)

Next Generation 9-1-1 (about the committee  |  discussion forum  |  resources)

Resiliency Task Force (about the committee  |  discussion forum  |  resources)

Sponsorship (about the committee  |  learn more)


 

Addresses & Transportation

The A&T Committee provides information and recommendations to NSGIC and its leadership in all matters related to national address and transportation framework data and associated programs. The committee preserves and disseminates institutional knowledge obtained from states with regards to collecting, maintaining and aggregating street centerlines, address point repositories and like datasets. 

Committee Leadership: Jonathan Duran (AR), Chair; Dan Ross (MN), Co-Chair

Find us in our discussion forum  |  Visit A&T resources page in the library


 

Conferences

The Conferences Committee develops the programs for NSGIC's two signature in-person meetings -- the Annual Conference and Midyear Meeting. Known for shaping agendas that stretch from early breakfast meetings to evening programs and informal collaboration in the late-night hospitality suite, this busy committee provides a significant platform for sharing critical information and experiences among conference attendees and beyond.

Committee Leadership: Tony Spicci (MO), Chair

Find us in our discussion forum  |  View conference policies and deadlines


 

Corporate Leadership

The CLC acts as a support resource to NSGIC, providing members with industry-related, private sector insight and knowledge to assist with the successful achievement of strategic goals and objectives and other priority initiatives identified by the NSGIC board and executive director. Committee members represent platinum- and gold-level sponsors.

Committee Leadership: Duncan Guthrie (1Spatial), Chair; Daniel Tatro (Pitney Bowes), Vice Chair

 


 

Elections

NSGIC's board officers and directors are voted into office by its membership in accordance with the NSGIC bylaws. The Elections Committee identifies candidates for elected positions and oversees balloting using procedures as mandated.

Committee Leadership: Craig Johnson (LA), Chair

Learn about board service 


 

Finance

The Finance Committee assists the NSGIC treasurer to protect the organization's financial integrity and accountability. Committee members provide insight and guidance related to financial trends and investment options. 

Committee Leadership: Dan Ross (MN), Treasurer and Committee Chair

Visit the governance and policies page in our library


 

Geospatial Preparedness

The GP Committee promotes effective coordination and the use of geospatial capabilities within emergency management, homeland security, law enforcement and military offices to positively impact decision-making and geospatial preparedness.

Committee Leadership: Jon Paoli (IA), Co-Chair; Josh Groeneveld (UT), Co-Chair

Find us in our discussion forum  |  Visit the GP resources page in the library


 

GIS Inventory

The GIS Inventory Committee provides guidance and advice to the GIS Inventory management team to promote effective coordination and use of geospatial data through a national spatial data inventory; directory of state and local geospatial professionals; and enhance search, discovery and access to authoritative state and local government geospatial data.

Committee Leadership: Richard Butgereit (FL), Chair

Find us in our discussion forum  |  Visit the GIS Inventory


 

Member Services

The MS Committee provides for routine communication between NSGIC and our members, and among the members, to properly inform the membership about activities, facilitate member-to-member learning and to identify long-term issues that will be important to the members and the organization.

Committee Leadership: Leland Pierce (NM), Co-Chair; Karen Rogers (WY), Co-Chair; Tim Johnson (NC), Co-Chair


 

Next Generation 9-1-1

The NG9-1-1 Committee strive to stay abreast of NG9-1-1 issues and works with member states, federal agencies and other organizations to effect positive change in all mapping activities of the public safety answering points (PSAPs) to integrate their work with the broad geospatial community.

Committee Leadership: Ian Von Essen (WA), Co-Chair; Joe Sewash (NC), Co-Chair; Cheryl Benjamin (NY), NSGIC Liaison to NENA; Richard Kelly (911Datamaster), NENA Liaison to NSGIC

Find us in our discussion forum  |  Visit the NG9-1-1 resource page in the library


 

Resiliency Task Force

The Resiliency Task Force is charged with promoting public awareness and the effective coordination and use of geospatial capabilities across all levels of government to support decision-making on resiliency issues. The task force also works to engage NSGIC member states to build more resilient communities.

Task Force Leadership: Phil Worrall (IN), Chair

Find us in our discussion forum  |  Visit the resiliency resources page in the library


 

Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Committee identifies and cultivates private sector organizations and others that have similar missions and are a good fit with the NSGIC membership. Uniquely, NSGIC sponsors are also members, and participate in most NSGIC work activities. This committee connects the best sponsorship candidates to NSGIC leadership.

Sponsorship Committee Leadership: Chris Diller (WI), Chair; Shelby Johnson (AR), Co-Chair

Learn about becoming a NSGIC sponsor