Three members of NKAPC’s staff received notification recently that their applications for GIS credentials were approved by the certification institute of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). The three join 49 in the Commonwealth and approximately 2,500 in the US and abroad who have earned this status.
Recipients of the GISP credential (geographic information systems professional) are: Christy Powell, Senior GIS Specialist; Joe Busemeyer, Principal GIS Specialist; and, Michael Schwartz, AICP, Deputy Director for Current Planning.
Professionals who earn the GISP credential must meet minimum standards for educational achievement, ethical conduct, and professional experience, and must have done so in a manner that contributes back to the profession.
“NKAPC has always expected its professional staff to stay current with their respective profession’s state of the art and state of the practice,” said Dennis Gordon, FAICP, Executive Director. “Gaining and maintaining professional credentials is an important part of this expectation—not only for the individual but for those we serve.”
Staffers who earned the GISP certification earlier are: Trisha Brush, Deputy Director for GIS Administration; and, Kyle Snyder, Principal GIS Specialist.
URISA is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems.