2017-18 Executive Committee Nominations Are Open

The nomination forms for the Executive Committee of the California GIS Council are open.

The nomination period will close at 5pm on January 12, 2018.


As outlined in the Council Charter, the Executive Committee assists the Chair and Vice-Chair in the governance of the Council “on internal business matters such as developing agendas for Council meetings, maintaining the Council website, supporting communications, holding elections, responding to requests from Council members or constituencies, and establishing workgroups.” The Executive Committee comprises one representative from each of the Council constituencies, or an alternate designee for open constituencies. The term for the Executive Committee is one year, beginning on October 1 and ending September 30 of the following year. This year’s term will be abbreviated as we return to the normal schedule.

Self-nominations are welcome.

A bit about what is expected of executive committee members:

As an executive committee member, you are asked to join in executive committee meetings conducted by webinar/teleconference. These tend to be about 1.5-2 hours in length and occur approximately a month before the Ca. GIS Council meeting with the purpose of setting the agenda and making any related arrangements for speakers or materials. You may also be asked to review documents in preparation of a Council meeting or to provide comments. In total, over somewhat more than a year as an executive committee member, these additional document reviews totaled less than 8 hours.

Should you want to discuss any aspect of executive committee membership you’re welcome to contact Nate (Vice-Chair), Phil (Chair), or one of the existing executive committee members.

The Council’s constituencies are:

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



Nathaniel (Nate) Roth, nathaniel.roth@conservation.ca.gov