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The Council consists of representatives from federal, state, county, regional and local governments, colleges and universities, and the private sector. The IGIC consists of twenty-five Board Members that represent each of the functional sectors.

As a member driven organization, IGIC relies heavily on the support of its membership in accomplishing its mission and objectives. Even if you are not a member of the Board, IGIC needs your interest and support. Consider contacting us with your ideas on how to make the organization better adapted to fulfilling the needs of Iowa’s GIS community.

Community College and K-12

Alternate

Debbie Stevens
Indian Hills Community College
Daniel Terrian
Indian Hills Community College
Ray Ryon
Program Director, IT
Indian Hills Community College

County Government

Alternate

Adam Gebhart
GIS Analyst
Johnson County
Travis Gerrish
GIS Technician
Franklin County
Micah Cutler
IT/GIS Director
Hardin County
Penny Vossler
GIS Coordinator
BooneCounty
James Worm
GIS Coordinator
Clay County

Federal Agency

Alternate

Gregg Hadish
State GIS Specialist
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Josh Obrecht (Treasurer)
GIS Analyst
USDA – ARS – NLAE, ISU

Municipal Government

Alternate

Lawrence Hartpence
GIS Analyst
City of West Des Moines
Evan Koester (Vice Chair)
GIS Coordinator
City of Waukee
Dave Croll
GIS Coordinator
City of Johnston
Heather Schafer (Chair)
GIS Analyst
City of Des Moines

Private Sector

Alternate

Jason Dolf
Flight Operations Coordinator
Aerial Services, Inc.
Cari Laage (Secretary)
Business Analyst
Casey’s
Amy Sorensen
GIS Analyst, GISP
HDR
Travis Talbitzer
HDR
Vacant

Regional Organization

Alternate

Mark Yerington
GIS Programmer System Analyst
Muscatine Geographic Information Corsortium (MAGIC)
Vacant

State Agency

Alternate

Shawn Blaesing-Thompson, GISP
GIS Coordinator
Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Maintenance
 Eric Abrams                              Geospatial Lead,                                Iowa Department of Transportation
BJ Covington
Management Analyst
Iowa Department of Revenue, Property Tax Division
Brad Cutler
GIS Coordinator
Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Traffic & Safety
Joe Drahos
Cartographer
Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Transporation Data
Patrick Wilke-Brown
GIS Coordinator
Office of the CIO, State of Iowa

University

Alternate

John DeGroote
Director, GeoInformatics Training, Research, Education, and Extension (GeoTREE) Center
University of Northern Iowa Geography Department
Bailey Hanson
GIS Analyst
Iowa State University Extension
Christopher J. Seeger, ASLA, GISP
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Iowa State University
Jeremia Njeru
Assistant Professor of Sociology/Anthropology

Central College
Adam Skibbe (Past Chair)
GIS Administrator
University of Iowa: Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences