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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


Gail Brown
Kirkwood Community College
Debbie Stevens
Indian Hills Community College

County Government


Micah Cutler
IT/GIS Director
Hardin County
Travis Gerrish
GIS Technician
Franklin County
Matt Boeck
GIS Coordinator
Story County
Rick Havel
GIS Coordinator
Johnson County
Adam Gebhart
GIS Analyst
Johnson County
Paula Lemke
GIS Coordinator
Cerro Gordo County

Federal Agency


Gregg Hadish
State GIS Specialist
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Josh Obrecht (Treasurer)
GIS Analyst

Municipal Government


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

Private Sector


Pete Buckingham
GIS Director
JCG Land Services
Joe Eckmann
Account Manager
Ryan Smith
The Schneider Corporation
Jason Dolf
Flight Operations Coordinator
Aerial Services, Inc.
Amy Sorensen (Secretary)
GIS Analyst, GISP
Travis Talbitzer

Regional Organization


Emily Bothell
Asst. Transportation Planner
Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County
Jarred Lassiter
Regional Planner
Southeast Iowa Regional Planning         Commission
West Burlington, Iowa
Mark Yerington
GIS Programmer System Analyst
Muscatine Geographic Information Corsortium (MAGIC)

State Agency


Shawn Blaesing-Thompson, GISP
GIS Coordinator
Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Maintenance
 Eric Abrams                              Geospatial Lead,                                Iowa Department of Transportation
Brad Cutler
GIS Coordinator
Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Traffic & Safety
Joe Drahos
Iowa Department of Transportation, Office of Transporation Data
Patrick Wilke-Brown
GIS Coordinator
Office of the CIO, State of Iowa



Jon Paoli
GIS/Information Technology Specialist
Iowa Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Management



Dr. Anya Butt (Past Chair)
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies
Central College
John DeGroote
Director, GeoInformatics Training, Research, Education, and Extension (GeoTREE) Center
University of Northern Iowa Geography Department
Adam Skibbe (Chair)
GIS Administrator
University of Iowa: Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences
Christopher J. Seeger, ASLA, GISP
Associate Professor and Extension Specialist
Iowa State University
Bailey Hanson
Iowa State University