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Meet the IGC-EC

The Current Geographic Information Officer (GIO) – Stephen DeBoard

Stephen is an Information Technology professional and manager with 34 years of experience at all levels of IT.  All aspects of the data lifecycle management intrigue Stephen: from data definition to extraction and transformation efforts. From transactional data storage to analytic data lake processing. From geospatial analysis and mapping to modeled statistical analytics. From open data for citizens to data retention efforts. Stephen and his team are here to help the State of Idaho and its agencies work toward robust data lifecycle management methodologies. Stephen strives for data driven decision making at all levels of state government.  He is passionate about data in all its forms. 

The Current Idaho Geospatial Clearinghouse/Portal Manager – Bruce Godfrey

Bruce Godfrey, GIS Librarian at the University of Idaho.  Bruce has held positions as a GIS technician and a GIS specialist in his over 20 years of working experience with GIS.  He holds a GIS Professional (GISP) certification and he is currently serving as a Standing Member of the IGC-EC as the Idaho Geospatial Clearinghouse (INSIDE Idaho) Manager.

The Current GIS Training and Research Center Manager – Keith Weber

Keith Weber is the GIS Director at Idaho State University and has held this position since founding the GIS Center in 1998.  He has worked in the Geospatial industry since 1989, is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP), and recipient of Esri’s SAG award in 2000 and again in 2013, as well as URISA’s ESIG award in 2014 for his wildfire decision support system work.  Keith is the Science Advisor for NASA DEVELOP at ISU, a standing member of IGC-EC, and chair of the Geodetic Control TWG.

The Current USGS Liaison for the State of Idaho – Tom Carlson

Tom Carlson is the USGS Geospatial Liaison for Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Washington. In this capacity, he is responsible for geospatial coordination with State, Federal, local, tribal and USGS disciplines in the region. These collaborations lead to agreements to collect and exchange geospatial data for The National Map, the 3D Elevation Program, the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD), and other initiatives that advance and support USGS science.


Two State Agency Representatives

Sydney Lewis – Idaho Transportation Department (Term Ends: Mar 2024)

Sydney Lewis, GIS Analyst III at the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD). Sydney was born in Utah, but raised in Idaho, where she now lives with her husband and 2 children. She has been a GIS professional for 8 years, where she’s worked most of her career at ITD. She first worked as a ITD District GIS Analyst II at the Shoshone, ID office (South Central Idaho). Sydney then promoted up and now works as a GIS Analyst III at ITD’s HQ location (Boise, ID). Sydney has served on the IGC-EC for almost 2 years, in the State Seat position and chairs the Transportation TWG.

Wilma Robertson – Office of Information Technology Services (Term Ends: Mar 2023)
(IGC-EC Chair)

Wilma Robertson, GIS Analyst III at the Idaho State Office of Information Technology Services (ITS).  Wilma was born and raised in the Netherlands and has been in the GIS profession for over 15 years. She has worked at the Idaho Department of Water Resources and the Idaho State Tax Commission before joining ITS.  Wilma has been a IGC-EC member for over 5 years, and is currently serving as the Chair of the IGC-EC.

Two Federal Agency Representatives

Eric Buehler – United States Department of Agriculture (Term Ends: Mar 2023)

Eric Buehler holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geographic Information Systems and a Master’s Degree in Natural Resources.  Eric has been a GIS Specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency for the past 6 years and is transferring to the Natural Resources Conservation Service this spring.  He loves all things GIS and outdoors.  He has been on the SWIG committee for several years, including the SWIG Chair in 2018.  Previous to his federal government position, he was the GIS Manager for Horrocks Engineers (covering several western states) and also involved with the Utah Valley GIS user group leadership.  He has worked in both the private and public sectors of GIS for over 15 years.  When not working on GIS he enjoys coaching several youth soccer teams, playing frisbee golf, and has recently gotten into pinball.  He enjoys being involved in the GIS community both at the local and state levels and was appointed to fill the remaining term for the Federal seat 3.  He is looking forward to the opportunity to serve Idaho GIS in this capacity for a full term.   

Dan Determan – NOAA Geodetic Survey (Term Ends: Mar 2024)

16+ Years:  DoD (DMA, NIMA, NGS); Cartographer (3.5yrs), Geodesist (10.5 yrs), Orbit Analyst (2+ yrs).

8 Years:  DoI (USGS); Geodesist in charge of operation and maintenance, and managing the Southern California Integrated GPS Network (SCIGN) for crustal deformation studies and various research projects.

2+ Years:  DOC (NGS); Regional Geodetic Advisor

Three Local Government Representatives

Jacqueline Malloy – City of Chubbuck (Term Ends: Mar 2023)

Jacqueline Malloy, GIS Coordinator at the City of Chubbuck.  Jacqueline was born in Germany while her father served in the US military, she was raised in Iowa, but has called Idaho home since 2001.  Jacqueline is passionate about outdoor recreation and spending time with her family.  She has worked at the City of Chubbuck since her final semester as a Geology student in 2017, and was promoted to GIS Coordinator shortly after obtaining her Master’s in GIS in 2021.  She loves taking an active role in GIS and looks forward to contributing more through the IGC-EC.”

Bob Folsom – City of Post Falls (Term Ends: Mar 2024)

Bob has 26 years’ experience working for the Spokane County Assessors where I started my GIS journey working in a Unix machine running ARC INFO 6 and scrambling to lean AML (Arc Macro Language) and changing gears from AutoCAD which I went to College for to the wonderful world of GIS.  I have spent the last 6 years as GIS Coordinator for the City of Post Falls and have gone from the roll of data creator, using COGO and various editing practices off of surveys and recorded documents,  to being responsible for creating methods to share the data to not only the  employees of the City but the public.  

Kelly Green – Blaine County (Term Ends: Mar 2024)

Kelly Green is a GIS Analyst III with the Blaine County GIS Department and is currently serving her second term on the IGC-EC.  Kelly has worked in the GIS industry for over 22 years.  Prior to moving to Idaho in 2016, she worked for the State of Utah Automated Geographic Reference Center (AGRC) for 14 years and served on the Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) for 3 years.  She also worked for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and as an intern with the Energy and Geoscience Institute (EGI).   

One Tribal Representative

Laurie Ames – Nez Perce Tribe (Term Ends: Mar 2024)

Laurie Ames is the GIS Coordinator for the Nez Perce Tribe.  A graduate of the University of Idaho with a B. S. in Geography emphasis in Physical Science and Environment and completed the GIS Certification.  She also has a M.S. in Geography in Remote Sensing/GIS course work completed ABT at University of Idaho.  She has worked for the Idaho State Climate Lab as a Climate Technician and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality as the Smoke Management Coordinator for the initial Smoke Management Program in Idaho and helped write the first draft of Idaho’s Smoke Management plan. In 2002 she under took the job of building the Remote Sensing program at the Nez Perce Tribe on a NASA BAA grant in conjunction with the University of Idaho.  The tribal council saw the benefit of remote sensing in managing the tribal lands and made the job permanent.  When the current GIS Coordinator moved to a new position Laurie applied and was hired as the GIS Coordinator for the GIS program with a staff of four who oversee GIS software, manage data for all tribal departments and maintain servers and ArcGIS licensing for tribal department use.  Additionally, GIS staff help departments with data analysis such as site selection of alternative crops and viability of reintroduction of the California Condor in the Hells Canyon area.  It is Laurie’s desire to build relationships with other GIS staff and programs that led her to become a part of the IGC-EC because “Together we can do great things for the people of Idaho and the environment”.  She loves all things Disney and cruising, looking out over the ocean from the balcony is extremely relaxing.  An avid knitter and reader she can be found curled up somewhere with a book or knitting needles in her off time.

One Utility Representative

Shane Lim – Suez Water (Term Ends: Mar 2023)

Shane Lim, GISP, has more than 20 years of experience in Idaho. Shane received his B.S. in Cartography from the University of Idaho and has been working in water utilities for more than a decade. As the GIS Manager for SUEZ in Idaho, he works with a group of national experts as part of the SUEZ North America Utility Division. He has also supported the City of Meridian, and designed, tested and implemented a GIS system for the National Park Service to create a digital twin of a water system from well to home and everything in between.

One Private Sector Representative

Jan Cunningham – ESRI (Term Ends: Mar 2024)

Jan Cunningham is an Account Manager with ESRI, focused on local government accounts. She works with city, county and regional decision makers across government domains (IT, Planning, Land Records, Public Safety, Social Services, etc.). Jan’s background includes 13 years with ESRI, and 22 years in the lumber industry. Jan is a new IGC-EC member, joining upon her transfer to Idaho March 2020.

Two Open Representatives

Tom Kearns – Idaho Department of Lands (Term Ends: Mar 2023)

Tom Kearns is the Technical Services Bureau Chief with the Idaho Department of Lands. He started with GIS at the University of Idaho where he studied History and Geography. Tom was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico but has lived in Idaho for the past 25 years. Starting in Boise, he spent over 10 years in Moscow before moving to Coeur d’Alene where he lives with his wife and two awesome kids. He enjoys gardening, fishing and anything woods related.

Jeff May – Idaho Department of Fish & Game (Term Ends: Mar 2023)

Jeff May is a Software Engineer III with the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Information System team at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.  He got his start in GIS at Idaho State University in 2013 where he received his M.S. in Geographic Information Science in 2016 and subsequently became a certified GIS Professional in 2018. He resides in Pocatello with his wife and children. Jeff is a new IGC-EC member, starting his first term on April 1, 2021.

Executive Support Staff (non-members)

Kristin Bartz – Office of Information Technology Services

Kristin Bartz, Management Assistant at the Idaho State Office of Information Technology Services. Kristin has been an Idaho resident since she was a young child and worked for several agencies at the State since 2009, including six years as a board member with the Occupational Therapy Licensure Board. She has 30 years of public and private administrative experience, including communications, operations, and strategic planning.

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