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: Theresa Burcsu, State of Oregon Email 

Past President: Molly Vogt, Metro Email

Treasurer: Matthew Freid, City of Portland  Email 

Communications Director/Secretary: Tara Kaur, Email

Section Board Members 

Robb Kirkman, Portland Area GIS Users Group Email

Amy Esnard, Gorge Area GIS Users Group Email

Mark Scott, Columbia Pacific GIS Users Group Email

Colleen Miller, Central Oregon GIS Users Group Email

Laura Gabel, Central Coast GIS Users Group Email

Lesley Hegewald, Willamette Valley GIS Users Group Email

[open position], Umpqua Basin Users Group 

Karim Naguib, Southern Oregon GIS Users Group Email

John Bragg, South Coast Users Group Email

Chris Wayne, Klamath Basin Users Group Email

Special Interest Group Board Members 

Shivon Van Allen, Emerging Professionals Email

Dean Anderson, Oregon GIS Association Email

David Percy, Portland Open Source Geospatial User Group Email                                                                       

At Large Board Members

Alexa Todd, Oregon Metro Email

Michael McDaniel, Email 

Sean Carroll, US Army Corps of Engineers Email

Jen Zumbado-Hannibal, Forest Grove Email

The Board of Directors meeting schedule has changed. The Board meets every month on the third Wednesday 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.

Board Meeting Minutes

September 2019 Meeting Minutes (Draft)

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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