Chair and Vice Chair needed for California GIS Council

The California GIS Council needs a Chair and a Vice Chair to serve July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The Vice Chair would move into the Chair position for the July 2022 – June 2023 term.

The original deadline of May 7 has been extended. The nomination period for the Council’s Chair and Vice Chair for 2021-2022 fiscal year will close at 5:00 pm on May 13, 2021. Self-nominations are highly encouraged! Please consider nominating a colleague or stepping up yourself for this opportunity to help facilitate greater cooperation throughout the State of California by supporting the collection, acquisition, sharing, and dissemination of GIS data, standards, and policies.

Nominees must specify a constituency that they identify with. Please note that identification with a constituency does not imply any official representation; rather, an individual brings the perspective of one’s work within that constituency to the Council. The Council Charter identifies the following constituencies:

State Government
Federal Government
County Government
City Government
Tribal Government
Regional Government and Regional GIS Councils
Special Districts
Private Industry
Professional Associations
Public and Private Utilities

The positions’ responsibilities are specified in Section 4 of the Council Charter:

“The Chair will be responsible for scheduling Council meetings, presiding over the Council, and representing the Council in public meetings.”

“The Council will elect a Vice Chair from a different constituency than the Chair for a one-year term. The Vice Chair becomes the Chair the following year. The Vice Chair will be responsible for supporting the Chair in his or her responsibilities and fulfilling the Chair’s duties when the Chair is unavailable.”

The time commitment for the Chair position can average out to about 8 hours per month. Additional time may be needed for any Workgroups that the Chair may also be involved with. The most time is spent in the weeks leading up to the quarterly meetings. It’s usually a bit less for Vice Chair. Anyone considering taking on these roles is welcome to contact the current Chair Jane Schafer-Kramer and current Vice Chair Ashlee Llewellyn at or message us on LinkedIn to inquire further.

Nominations are being accepted now and will close at 5:00 p.m. on May 13, 2021.  Please use the form linked below to enter your nomination. Those nominating themselves should be prepared to include a brief candidate statement. If you are nominating someone else, please inform them that you are doing so!

GIS Council Chair Nomination Form

GIS Council Vice Chair Nomination Form

Thank you,

Jane Schafer-Kramer
California GIS Council Chair until June 30, 2021

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