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Consortium members are welcome to participate on any of the committees. The Consortium is driven by volunteers and your participation is welcome. It will provide you an opportunity to make a significant contribution and to work with like-minded professionals.

2020 Committees

Communication Committee
Co-Chairs: Mike Dolbow, John Nerge
Coordinate social media posts with e-announcements
Solicits, reviews and organizes posts to the MN GIS/LIS Consortium blog.

Conference Committee
Chair: Katie Rossman
Sub-Committee Description and Tasks

Executive Committee
Chair: Rebecca Foster
Consists of the Chair, Chair-Elect, Past Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Conference Chair and Conference Chair-Elect. Meets as need to set agendas or address Board Concerns. 

Finance Committee
Chair: Alison Slaats
Oversees the implementation of best financial practices for the MN GIS/LIS Consortium. 

Future Conference
Chair: Stephanie Boyum
Explores and secures future locations for the annual conference. Explore new ideas and techniques to keep the conference and workshops relevant. 

Higher Education Committee
Chair: Woo Jang
Manages student scholarship program. The Education Committee is tasked with the mission to: 1) to promote an Awards Program that encourages GIS education programs, 2) to recognize and support outstanding GIS students in those programs, and 3) to promote GIS education for K-12 and higher education, GIS professionals and Consortium membership.

K-12 Education
Chair: Stacey Stark, Shana Crosson
Explore additional roles and responsibilities to support K-12 outreach; Document and collect knowledge of how to run K-12 activities; Administer Educator Day

Nominating Committee
Co-Chairs: Rebecca Foster, Michelle Trager
Ensures any vacant seats for the Board of Directors is filled. Recruits new nominations for the annual fall election. 

Polaris and Lifetime Achievement Awards Committee
Chair: Mark Kotz
Coordinate Polaris and Lifetime Awards.

Spring Workshops Committee
Chair: Kate Carlson 
Organizes spring workshops and other education events for GIS professionals. 

Website Committee
Chair: Gerry Sjerven
Review and recommend improvements to the website to ensure ease of use and improve general navigation. 

2020 Ad-Hoc Committees

Education Fund
Co-Chairs: Alison Slaats, Chris Mavis, Ryan Stovern
Discuss future funding and uses for the Education fund.

Equity Advocates
Co-Chairs: Cory Richter, Jennifer Borlick
Mission: To lead efforts in building equity, representation, and inclusion inside the geospatial community through education, mentorship, and advocacy. 

Policy and Procedure Manual Updates for Conference/Workshops 
Co-Chairs: Jessica Schuler, John Nerge

Policy and Procedure Manual Updates
Co-Chairs: Jessica Schuler, John Nerge

Professional Development
Chair: Andy King-Scribbins
Lead and support a wide varirty of activities in support of GIS Career and Professional Development.

Salary Survey
Chair: John Nerge
Complete a new Salary Survey for 2020.




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