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Thursday, May 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Using GIS to Build Smarter Communities in Washington

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GIS is an integral tool for local government. It enables efficient and effective planning across departments, provides a coherent overview for management, and allows for increased engagement with citizens. Unfortunately, many local government GIS employees lack sufficient capacity to fully implement GIS solutions. 

During this session, we will highlight local government case studies from across Washington in an engaging “lightning talk” format. Each featured case study will showcase local governments that have effectively implemented and improved the use of GIS resources in their community despite budget and capacity challenges, and deployed specific GIS applications to address a wide variety of issues. You’ll hear from different presenters on an interactive permitting tool created for the City of Sammamish, a GIS strategic plan developed for the City of Mukilteo, and GIS support for updating the City of Langley’s Comprehensive plan. 

By the end of the presentation, you will: 

1. Understand how GIS can help local governments with asset management, workflow efficiency, community engagement, preventing loss of institutional knowledge, and more.

2. See how other local governments across the state have leveraged GIS to address critical issues. 

3. Know what tools and resources are available to allow local governments to implement or better leverage GIS. 

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Beth Carpenter

GIS Coordinator, City of Sammamish
Beth Carpenter GISP, GIS Coordinator, leads the technology and GIS efforts at the City of Sammamish, WA. During her 11 plus years at the city, Beth and her team have created an enterprise GIS from scratch, implemented permit and asset management systems, deployed custom web and m... Read More →
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Grant Herbert

Senior GIS Analyst/Developer, FLO Analytics
Grant has 13 years of experience in the geospatial industry. His expertise includes GIS data management, asset management, spatial database and server technologies, creating automated tools with Python, and building Web-based data visualizations. As the lead for many GIS Consorti... Read More →
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John McKenzie

GIS Program Lead, Association of Washington Cities
John conducts GIS, data analysis, and data visualization for all AWC departments, staff, and member cities. His work includes developing and managing the content of the AWC Open Data Portal (http://data.awcnet.org), creating GIS based story maps to address issues facing Washingto... Read More →
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Tyler Vick

Principal, FLO Analytics
Tyler manages the operations and GIS service offerings at FLO. He is a specialist in providing implementation strategies for both GIS and database development projects, along with project management for the company’s most complex jobs. As one of the founding members of the Asso... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 316

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