Geographic Information Systems Advisory Council

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About
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Advisory Council was established pursuant to Section 79 of Public Act 21-2 of the June 2021 Special Session.  The GIS Advisory Council consults with the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) to establish goals on matters relating to:
  • the coordination, procurement, processing, storage, and distribution of free and public GIS data; and
  • the powers and duties of the GIO and the GIS Office as described in CGS Sec. 4d-90
The GIS Advisory Council also develops priorities for the GIS Office, develops annually a five-year plan for the performance of such office, and makes recommendations to the GIO concerning such priorities and plans.

 

Meetings

The initial meeting of the GIS Advisory Council occurred on Thursday, March 31 at 8:30 AM EDT, conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams.  A meeting agenda is available.


The second meeting of the GIS Advisory Council will be Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 AM EDT, conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams. A meeting agenda is available. 

 

The third meeting of the GIS Advisory Council will be Thursday, August 25, at 1:00 PM EDT, conducted virtually via Microsoft Teams. A meeting agenda is available.

 



A schedule of future meetings will be posted here once available.

 

Composition

The 14-member GIS Advisory Council consists of the following members or their designees:

  • Geographic Information Officer
  • Chief Data Officer
  • One representative of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP)
  • One representative of the Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • One representative of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP)
  • One representative of the Department of Public Health (DPH)
  • Two representatives of different regional councils of governments (COGs)
  • Two representatives of different municipal governments
  • One representative of the University of Connecticut (UConn)
  • One representative of a public utility company
  • Two representatives from different private companies, neither of which is a public utility company

 

Membership
Member  Role Affiliation

Contact

 Scott Gaul Chief Data Officer OPM  
 Alfredo Herrera Geographic Information Officer OPM  
 Stuart DeLand DEEP Representative DEEP  
 Greg Ciparelli DOT Representative

DOT

 
 Dan Czaja DESPP Representative

DESPP

 
 Gary Archambault DPH Representative DPH  
 Erik Snowden COG Representative CRCOG  
 Mark Hoover COG Representative MetroCOG  
 Thad Dymkowski Municipal Representative Town of South Windsor  
 John Guszkowski Municipal Representative CCM  
 Emily Wilson UConn Representative UConn  
 Peter Sampiere Utility Company Representative  United Illuminating   
 Meghan McGaffin Private Company Representative SLR Consulting  
 Vacant Private Company Representative