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Board of Directors

"No one can be the best at everything.  But when all of us combine our talents, we can be the best at virtually anything." - Don Ward

The local chapter of ORURISA is guided by a Board of Directors. Members of the Board are drawn from the local chapter's membership, Special Interest Groups, and Sections. Board Officers and At Large Members are elected at the Chapter's annual meeting.


President: Alexa Todd

Past President: Robb Kirkmann

President Elect: Vacant

Treasurer: Sean Carroll 

Communications Director/Secretary: Tara Kaur

Section Board Members 

Amy Esnard, Gorge Area GIS Users Group

Brian Wilson, Columbia Pacific GIS Users Group

Colleen Miller, Central Oregon GIS Users Group

Laura Gabel, Central Coast GIS Users Group

Lesley Hegewald, Willamette Valley GIS Users Group

Keith Massie, Umpqua Basin Users Group 

Nikki Hart-Brinkley, Southern Oregon GIS Users Group

Keary Howley, South Coast Users Group

Chris Wayne, Klamath Basin Users Group

Special Interest Group Board Members 

Alicia Milligan, Catherine Green, Claire Brumbaugh, Emerging Professionals

Vacant, Oregon GIS Association

David Percy, Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group                                                                  

At Large Board Members

John Ruffing

Diego Portillo

Erick Caceres

Josh Ahmann

The Board of Directors meeting schedule has changed. The Board meets every month on the third Thursday of the month. The meetings are open to any interested individual. The meetings are informal and usually deal with business related issues as well as setting policy for the local chapter. For the agenda and virtual meeting link, contact:

Board Meeting Minutes


October 2023

September 2023

August 2023

July 2023

June 2023

May 2023

April 2023

March 2023


June 2021

May 2021 

March 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

February 2021 Work session Meeting Minutes

January 2021 Meeting Minutes


November 2020 Meeting Minutes

August 2020  2020 Retreat Planning Meeting Minutes

July 2020 Meeting Minutes

June 2020 Meeting Minutes

May 2020 Meeting Minutes

April 2020 Meeting Minutes

March 2020 Meeting Minutes

February 2020 Meeting Minutes

January 2020 Meeting Minutes


December 2019 Meeting Minutes

November 2019 Meeting Minutes

October 2019 Meeting Minutes

September 2019 Meeting Minutes

August 2019 Meeting Minutes

July 2019 Meeting Minutes

June 2019 Meeting Minutes

May 2019 Annual Meeting Minutes

March 2019 Meeting Minutes

February 2019 Meeting Minutes

January 2019 Meeting Minutes 

December 2018 Meeting Minutes

July 2018 Meeting Minutes

June 2018 Meeting Minutes

2018 Board Retreat Minutes

2018 Chapter Meeting Minutes

April 2018 Meeting Minutes

March 2018 Meeting Minutes

February 2018 Meeting Minutes

January 2018 Meeting Minutes

December 2017 Meeting Minutes

November 2017 Meeting Minutes

October 2017 Meeting Minutes

September 2017 Meeting Minutes

July 2017 Meeting Minutes

June 2017 Meeting Minutes

May 2017 Meeting Minutes

Board/Leadership Retreat 2017

April 2017 Meeting Minutes

February 2017 Meeting Minutes

January 2017 Meeting Minutes

December 2016 Meeting Minutes

November 2016 Meeting Minutes

October 2016 Meeting Minutes

September 2016 Meeting Minutes

July 2016 Meeting Minutes

June 2016 Meeting Minutes

May 2016 Meeting Minutes

Board/Leadership Retreat 2016

December 2015 Meeting Minutes

Board/Leadership Retreat 2015

January 2015 Meeting Minutes

November 2014 Meeting Minutes

Board/Leadership Retreat 2014

August 2013 Meeting Minutes

June 2013 Meeting Minutes

May 2013 Meeting Minutes

November 2012 Meeting Minutes

Board/Leadership Retreat - 2012 

October 2011 Meeting Minutes

Board/Leadership Retreat - 2011

November 2010 Meeting Minutes

June 2010 Meeting Minutes

April 2010 Meeting Minutes

March 2010 Meeting Minutes

January 2010 Meeting Minutes

December 2009 Meeting Minutes

October 2009 Meeting Minutes


Board Goals:  The Board of Directors has developed a set of annual goals. The primary goals are:

  • To involve additional individuals in the operations of the chapter
  • To refine the chapter’s operations so that we can be primed to grow and prosper
  • To assure that we are aligned with the desires of our membership and to become more relevant 

For more information, contact us!

Mailing Address : Oregon URISA, 1430 Willamette PMB 521, Eugene, OR 97401

Oregon and SouthWest Washington


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