URISA’s Leadership Development Committee recently presented its recommended slate of candidates to the URISA Board of Directors. The Board approved the slate, announced below, for its 2014 election. In a few weeks, URISA members will have the opportunity to review each candidate’s visionary statement and professional profile and cast their votes. Those elected will begin their three-year Board terms following GIS-Pro 2014, URISA's Annual Conference in New Orleans, this September.

FOR URISA PRESIDENT-ELECT
• Rebecca Somers, GISP (Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants – Fairfax, VA)
• Teresa Townsend, AICP (Planning Communities LLC – Raleigh, NC)



FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS INTERNATIONAL SEAT (to fill one position)
•         Valrie Grant, MSc, GISP (GeoTechVision Enterprises Ltd –  Kingston, Jamaica)
•         Corey Halford, BSc, MBA, GISP (City of Airdrie, Alberta Canada)



FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS (to fill 2 positions)
•         Alex Hepp (EagleView/Pictometry –  Rochester, New York)
•         Brent Jones (Esri –  Vienna, Virginia)
•         Kevin Mickey, GISP  (The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis)
•         Martin Roche, GISP (GeoPlanning Services LLC –  Orlando, Florida)



At the close of GIS-Pro 2014 in New Orleans, the terms of service for these Board members will conclude:
• Immediate Past President: Al Butler - City of Ocoee, FL  
• Tripp Corbin, GISP - eGIS Associates, Inc., GA
• Claudia Paskauskas, GISP - Altamonte Springs, FL
• Cindy Post, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB



We thank them all, in advance, for their dedication and service to URISA and anticipate many more years of continued involvement.