Please join us for this very special Subchapter Member’s Appreciation Lunch by the Lake, July 25, 2019 at beautiful Lake Tobesofkee in Macon, Georgia.
July 25, 2019 11:30am -1:30pm
No Cost to Georgia URISA or MeGA Georgia URISA Subchapter Members for this cook-out with hamburgers, hotdogs and all the fixin’s
RSVP required so that we order enough food. Location of event will be sent after registration.
To register, click here.
You Can’t Spell Georgia Smart without GIS
If you work in state or local government, you have by now heard about the Smart Cities and Smart Communities movement. Hopefully, you are even planning your submission for the next Georgia Smart Communities Challenge. The more we learn about Smart Cities and Communities, the more we’ve observed that all of the most successful projects and initiatives have GIS at their core. Please join us as we discuss how Macon-Bibb GIS is leading the Smart City Strategy at Macon-Bibb Government SmarterTogetherMBC and how that led to our being named to the Georgia Tech’s Georgia Smart Communities Challenge Class of 2019.
For over 15 years, Joe Nabhan has been a noted professional in the GIS industry. His career has spanned public and private sector applications of GIS including government, utilities, Sanborn Map Company and even a ski resort. In these roles, Joe brings a unique combination of technical proficiency and originality to provide value to those organizations and the GIS community.
Most recently, Joe’s work at Macon-Bibb County Government along with GIS Manager Jeff Griffin has received numerous awards. In recognition of their community engagement process, Macon Insights, in 2018 this team received the Georgia Government Management Information Systems (GMIS) Project of the Year Award, the GMIS International Best Practices Award and the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Excalibur Award for the Education/Government/Non-Profit Category. This year, they received the 2019 Georgia GMIS Best Practices Award for the Macon Insights Data Academy. Joe personally received the 2019 Spirit of Georgia GMIS Award.
Jeff Griffin is the GIS Manager at Macon-Bibb County Government in Macon, Georgia and a multiple award-winning technology leader. In 2019, he was named the GMIS (Government Management Information Sciences) Outstanding Professional of the Year , his agency’s project, MaconInsights Data Academy was also named GMIS 2019 Project of the Year. In 2018 he led the creation and implementation of MaconInsights the GMIS Project of the Year for Georgia, as well as GMIS International Best Practices Award. Finally, MaconInsights received the 2018 Excalibur Award by the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG).
A 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia’s Carl Vincent Institute for Local Government Management and 2017 graduate of the URISA Leadership academy, Jeff champions collaboration, self-awareness and continuous process improvement as hallmarks of effective leadership in government.
Thursday June 20th from 6-8pm @ At Fado Irish Pub (933 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309)! Hosted by the GA URISA In-Town Sub-Chapter.
Guest Speaker: Jennifer Lana, Cobb County GIS Manager
Improving Emergency Response on Trails with GIS and USNG “ We are implementing a marker system using the US National Grid (USNG) Emergency Location markers (ELMs) standard. This project involves the installation of over 1000 markers throughout the County. ELM’s are placed every ¼ mile along the trails, informational signs installed at trail heads and each location added to our GIS system, as an address point. The ELM’s allow quick communication because the injured caller does not need to know what city they are in nor what trail section they are on.
Jennifer Lana is the current GIS Manager for Cobb County. Jennifer has 20 years of professional GIS experience from the technician level to the management level. With a BS Degree from Salisbury University (Maryland) and a MS Degree from Mississippi State University. In her current position, Jennifer oversees Cobb County’s geospatial strategy in collaboration with a great group of GIS professionals.
GIS Learning Opportunities!