Connecticut GIS User to User Network

Steering Committee

The business of the Network shall be managed by a Steering Committee consisting of nine members. Steering Committee members may serve for a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms. In any given year, one-third of the Steering Committee members shall be approved by acclamation at the Annual Meeting except when vacancies may require more than one-third be approved. Individual Steering Committee members shall be selected to represent the following groups: state government, regional planning organizations, municipal government, public utilities, nonprofit non-governmental organizations, academia, private businesses, and two members-at-large. View past steering committee members here.

Executive Committee

President

Mark Goetz

CT Metoropolitan Council of Governments

203-366-5405 x 27

mgoetz@ctmetro.org

 

Vice President

Steven Birney

Norwalk Water Pollution Control Authority

203-854-3206

sbirney@norwalkct.org

 

Secretary

Elizabeth Congo

Tighe and Bond

econgo@tighebond.com

Committee Members

 

Cary Chadwick

Academia Representative

University of Connecticut, CLEAR

Aaron Nash

Municipal Representative

City of Hartford

OPEN Seat

Non-profit Organization Representative

 

Marwin Gonzalez

Private Sector Representative

New England GeoSystems

Eric Lindquist

State Government Representative

Office of Policy and Management

Pramod Pandey

Regional Planning Organization Representative

Capitol Region Council of Governments

Jim Wysor

Utility Representative

Metropolitan District Commission

John Harmon

Member-at-large

CCSU Emeritus

Meghan McGaffin

Member-at-large

City of Milford

 

Steven Birney

City of Norwalk

sbirney@norwalkct.org

 

Steven Birney is a GIS Analyst for the City of Norwalk, CT.  Steven graduated with honors from Central Connecticut State University where he holds a BA in Geography, specializing in Geographic Information Systems.  Initially he was introduced to GIS while working for the National Park Service at Haleakala National Park in Maui and Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco. Now he administers the enterprise geographic information system for the City of Norwalk. He specializes in municipal GIS, QAQC, cartography, and application development. When not climbing, biking, or hiking, he’s working on solving problems with GIS.  He loves learning about new tools and features just as much as teaching about them, and is always excited to hear how others are using GIS.

 

Cary Chadwick

Geospatial Educator

Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR)

University of Connecticut

(860) 345-5216

cary.chadwick@uconn.edu

 

Cary Chadwick is the coordinator of the Geospatial Training Program at UConn's Center for Land Use Education and Research (CLEAR). She develops and teaches short courses using CT's public domain data and geospatial technologies including desktop GIS, smartphone GPS, remote sensing and online mapping tools. As part of CLEAR's geospatial team, she also helps to update and maintain the CT Environmental Conditions Online (CT ECO) website which provides a variety of online maps and tools for viewing Connecticut's environmental and natural resource information and statewide orthophotography. CTECO is a partnership between CLEAR and the CT DEEP.

 

Elizabeth Congo

Tighe and Bond

econgo@tighebond.com

 

Mark Goetz

Connecticut Metropolitan Council of Governments

Senior Transportation Planner/GIS Director

203-366-5405 x 27
mgoetz@metrocog.org

 

Mark Goetz is the GIS Director for the Greater Bridgeport Regional Council where he helping to develop a Regional GIS incorporating GBRC’s six member municipalities.  He has been active in the GIS community for over the past decade including leading the development of the State of Connecticut Cadastral (Parcel) Standard as well as a prior stint on the CT GIS User to User Steering Committee. Mark has extensive work experience helping municipalities, regional organizations and utilities in being successful in utilizing GIS technology.

 

Marwin Gonzalez

New England GeoSystems
282 Main St Ext Bldg C2
Middletown, CT 06457
Marwin@ne-geo.com

 

Marwin Gonzalez is the Lead Project Manager for New England GeoSystems, a private GIS consultant group located in Middletown, CT. Mr. Gonzalez has experience working with local municipalities, regional governmental agencies and private corporations for the past eight years.  Areas of expertise range from Internet GIS to general GIS services. Having excellent work ethics and previous business ownership experience, it has resulted in new client relationships with municipalities across the state of Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Florida and Colombia, South America.  Mr. Gonzalez’s devotion for GIS began in his undergraduate studies at Southern Connecticut State University and led to the founding of the Geographic Information Science Club.  He received his Bachelors of Science in Geography from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT with a minor in Computer Science.  He received his Masters of Science in Municipal Geographic Information Systems from Central Connecticut University in New Britain, CT.  Mr. Gonzalez is also an Adjunct Professor at CCSU instructing introductory and advanced GIS courses for the Geography Department.

 

John Harmon

Department of Geography (Emeritus)
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, CT 06050

860-930-6352

harmonj@ccsu.edu

 

John has taught and worked with GIS at Central Connecticut State University's Geography Department since the mid-1980s.  He helped to develop a GIScience major and many of CCSU's graduates occupy GIS positions in government, business and non-profits around the state and New England region.  In addition to teaching, John has conducted many student-faculty research projects involving parcel layer development for towns, GIS training for many different organizations and several projects for units of state government.

 

Eric Lindquist

Environmental Analyst
Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Phone: (860)-418-6395
eric.k.lindquist@ct.gov

 

Eric works within the Intergovernmental Policy Division at the Office of Policy and Management, and is responsible for facilitating communication and coordination regarding the use of geospatial information and GIS technology among municipalities, regional councils of governments, and state agencies.

 

In representing the interests of state government on the steering committee, Eric’s goals are to communicate the state’s GIS-related initiatives and directly involve the broader GIS community with the development of state policies and standards for the acquisition, management, and distribution of geospatial data.

 

Eric is from Griswold, Connecticut.  He is a graduate of the Environmental Earth Science program at Eastern Connecticut State University.

 

Meghan McGaffin

GIS Analyst, City of Milford, CT

203-783-3232

mmcgaffin@ci.milford.ct.us

 

Meghan McGaffin is a GIS Analyst from the City of Milford. Meghan is constantly working on improving her skills in GIS, database management and server administration.  She also puts together the quarterly newsletter, GeoFocus, relying on skills she obtained as a journalism major before she found out that geography and urban studies are her true passion.  Meghan's primary focus in her work is finding the best way to present information so that the user's decision-making process is simpler and more effective.

 

Aaron Nash

City of Hartford

NASHA001@hartford.gov

 

Pramod Pandey

Capital Region Council of Governments

ppandey@crcog.org

 

Jim Wysor

Metropolitan District Commission

 

 

 

 

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