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Become the Future of GITA; Become a Board Member!

Posted: June 7, 2018
The Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) is currently accepting resumes of interest for positions to their Board of Directors.  GITA will have three Board seats open beginning January 1, 2019 for a two-year term ending December 31, 2020.
Are you or someone you know interested in advocating for the geospatial community?  If so, GITA's Board of Directors is the place you need to be.  As a member of the Board of Directors, you will play a vital role in helping to direct the organization as GITA continues its mission to represent the broader geospatial community.
The executive management team is especially interested in candidates who can assist with:
  • Organizational leadership and advisement
  • Help formulate policies and procedures
  • Assist with financial management
  • Develop and oversee program planning and evaluation
  • Promote GITA, its local chapters, regional and national events
  • Serve as a representative to other associations, industry groups and governmental agencies
  • Assist in fundraising and outreach
Interested candidates should be willing to:
  • Attend and participate in monthly teleconference meetings on a regular basis
  • Attend a minimum of one face-to-face meeting per year
  • Participate on a standing committee of the Board
  • Be alert to industry concerns that may be addressed by GITA's mission, objectives, and programs
  • Help communicate GITA's mission and programs to the geospatial community
  • Participate in national and local chapter events
Please submit a letter of interest, along with a current resume or CV to [email protected]. All candidates should be members in good standing of GITA, and at the very least, have the support of their employer or sponsoring organization.  Nominations should be received by:
November 2, 2018
Nominations will be reviewed by the executive committee, and candidates meeting the qualifications shall be placed on the ballot and voted on by the membership.  New Board members will be notified after the vote in December with a public announcement to be made in January 2019.
GITA is on the move!  Our slogan is:  "The Geospatial Association of your Future," we hope you will consider being a part of "Our Future" by volunteering to serve on the Board.
For more information on the current Board, Governance, Background and Vision, visit the About GITA page of the GITA website.  For additional questions and information, please contact President-elect, Drew Fioranelli, at [email protected]or at [email protected].

UMGEOCON 2018: Don't Get Left Behind!

Posted: April 26, 2018
The train for the Upper Midwest Geospatial Conference (UMGEOCON) is leaving the station and no last minute, mad dash with heaps of cash will get you on board if you don't have a ticket for:
  • Keynotes by geospatial experts which explore the past, present and future of the community.
Best of all, attendees will be able to network with vendors, sponsors, and leaders of geospatial organizations from across the region and nation. 

Absolutely nothing else like it!  UMGEOCON - University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, WI, May 23-24!
PLEASE NOTE: This venue is capacity limited.  So any delay in registering means your opportunity to attend could disappear down the tracks...
Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities are still available
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