Benefits of Membership

An affiliation to the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), which is a nonprofit association of professionals using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other information technologies to solve challenges in state/provincial, regional and local government agencies and departments, is a also a great resume builder.

URISA is considered to be the premier organization for the use and integration of spatial information technology to improve the quality of life in urban and regional environments.

New publications, workshops, conferences, and a continuously-updated, information-packed website are just a few of the reasons why IT and GIS professionals turn to URISA first.

It has become more important than ever to be a part of a “community” and URISA, with members like you around the world, embodies the GIS Community. With economies struggling worldwide, it is essential that URISA members sharpen their skills to assist their organizations in making wise and efficient decisions.

We are glad you’re here and hope that you’ve found our website informative and useful. Our strength is in our ability to share information with one another. Simply put, the more input we have from other professionals in these fields, the better off we all are.

URISA is an Active Organization

URISA depends on the active participation of our public sector members and their private sector partners, research, academic and educational institutions, other organizations that routinely interact with public organizations to provide better products and services to the community, other professional organizations whose missions compliment that of the URISA.

Central California URISA Chapter Officers:

President: Chris Schultz – City of Bakersfield
Vice President: Sophia Garcia – Dolores Huerta Foundation
Treasurer:  Jesus Garcia – Kern County Superintendent of Schools
Secretary:  Johnson Jung – County of Kern, Ag Commission

Past Presidents:

Chris Schultz – 2016
Jeff Orton – 2015
Mark Sabin – 2014
Kirt Emery – 2013
Jeff Orton – 2012
Bud Rice – 2011
Karen Snow – 2010
Jeff Orton – 2009
Matt Cieri – 2008
Carey Boukai – 2007
Karl Davisson – 2006
Leah Metzger – 2005
Larry Vredenburg – 2004
Michael Heimer – 2003

Chapter Contact Information:

Central California Chapter of URISA
PO BOX 1471
Bakersfield CA 93302

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The Central California Chapter of URISA is a 501(c)(6) organization