MAPPS President Jeff Lovin (Woolpert, Dayton, OH) hereby announces the 2011 Nominations Committee to recommend candidates for election to the MAPPS Board of Directors and a call for candidates. There are eight (8) seats on the MAPPS Board up for consideration. The Committee includes:

Bobby Tuck, Tuck Mapping Solutions, Inc. (Big Stone Gap, VA), Chairman

Kurt Allen, Photo Science, Inc. (Bowie, MD)

Marvin Miller, AeroMetric Inc. (Maple Grove, MN)

Dave Hart, Continental Mapping Consultant, Inc. (Sun Prairie, WI)

Richard Crouse, Richard Course & Associates (Frederick, MD)

Individuals who wish to be considered for election to the MAPPS Board can submit interest in writing to Mr. Tuck between April 1 and May 1, 2011.

The Nominations Committee will announce its recommended slate of candidates on May 27. The election of Directors will take place at the annual business meeting of MAPPS on June 27, during the summer conference, in Bolton Landing, NY. Any individual not nominated by the Nominations Committee can be considered by a nomination from the floor at that meeting.

When considering candidates, Nominations Committee members will evaluate the following qualities in individuals for the MAPPS Board of Directors -

-- reflect and represent the broad range of member firms of MAPPS;

-- be senior executives in their firms (principals, owners or partners) with profit/loss responsibility;

-- has the management, resources and support of the firm to serve;

-- has the ability to attend required meetings and dedicate the time needed to fulfill the responsibilities of a Director;

-- be experienced in the geospatial field, and recognized and respected by their professional peers;

-- be of a range of firm sizes in the membership; the various professional service disciplines; all geographic areas of the United States; gender; age; race; and other characteristics so that the Board in total is reflective of the diversity of the membership;

-- has the management skill and political acumen and experience that would serve MAPPS well;

-- be active in MAPPS and demonstrate a commitment to the association by active participation at meetings, as a speaker, as a committee member, and as a political activist on issues important to MAPPS, and be knowledgeable about the association;

-- be from a firm (or family of firms with common ownership relationships) that has not recently been represented on the MAPPS Board so as to spread among the member firms an equitable opportunity to participate on the Board.

A schedule for the nominations process is hereby established:

April 1- Announcement of Nominations Committee members by MAPPS President and call for candidates for MAPPS Board of Directors

May 1- Close of submissions to Nominations Committee

May 27- Nominations Committee slate announced (additional nominations may be made from the floor at the annual business meeting)

June 27- Annual MAPPS Business Meeting and Election during the Summer Conference

Principals of MAPPS member firms who are interested in serving the association as a member of the Board of Directors should advise the Nominations Committee of their interest in writing, between April 1 and May 1. Along with a statement of interest, prospective Board members should include the following information:

-- Candidate's name

-- Candidate's Firm

-- Brief (not more than two (2) pages) biographical sketch of the candidate to include education, experience, registrations/certifications, past participation in MAPPS activities including positions, leadership, political activity, and a statement as to why he/she desires to be a member of the MAPPS Board of Directors.

Applications should be submitted to Mr. Bobby Tuck,btuck@tuckmapping.comby the May 1 deadline.