Governor’s Council Requests Input from Non-State Agency Stakeholders By Annette Theroux, Pro-West and Associates
The Strategic Planning Committee of the Governor’s Council on Geographic Information is charged with advising the State of Minnesota’s Drive To Excellence Steering Team on organizational and functional transformations needed for better coordination of state agency GIS activities and efforts (see the article on the Drive to Excellence Initiative). A significant component of the functional transformation will be to identify the business functions of state agencies, the role GIS currently plays in state agencies, and how agency functions can be enhanced or supported by GIS.
Although the functional transformation is aimed at state agencies, it is widely recognized that state agencies need to interact regularly with external stakeholders, including local government, as part of their ongoing business activities. Therefore, as part of this initiative the Committee is seeking input from non-state agency stakeholders in the broad statewide GIS community.
A Stakeholder Workgroup of the Strategic Planning Committee is being formed to provide input to the Committee about interactions of state and non-state agencies in Minnesota, and to inform non-state-agencies of the progress of the work of the Strategic Planning Committee. If you are interested in participating in the workgroup or know of any organization that is interested in being included, please contact me. We will be contacting organizations and individuals during March.
For more information about this workgroup, contact Annette Theroux at: 8239 State 371 NW PO Box 812 Walker, MN 56484