Des Plaines, Ill. - URISA announced the new members of its Vanguard Cabinet. The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is a URISA initiative to engage young GIS practitioners, increase their numbers in the organization and better understand the concerns facing these future leaders of the GIS community. The VC is an advisory board made up of URISA young professionals who represent the young membership of the organization. The Cabinet’s mission is to collaborate with URISA’s board of directors and committees in creating and promoting programs and policies of benefit to young professionals. The Cabinet aims to position URISA as the center of opportunities for creative young professionals who are committed to improving URISA and the geospatial profession via innovation, collaboration, networking and professional development. 

Five new members were named following the 2013 application process. The VC is pleased to welcome:

  • Caitlin Blundell - Mississauga, Ontario
  • Andrew Hayslip - St Petersburg, Fla.
  • Shannon Reilly - St Petersburg, Fla.
  • Chauncey Robbs - Alexandria, Va.
  • Wendy Sisson - Atlanta

Each VC member serves a two-year appointment. The application for 2014-15 VC membership will be available in December 2013.

For more information, visit www.urisa.org/about-us/vanguard-cabinet.