I would like to nominate myself, Darcee Killpack, for the GIS Colorado Board of Directors. I have been on the GIS Colorado Board for the past 9 years. I have been proud to work with our great community on training, conferences, and our quarterly meetings. Since 2019, I served as the treasure for GIS Colorado. In 2018 and 2020, I served on the Planning Committee and Program Chair for the Elevation Geospatial Summit, a joint conference between GIS Colorado and WYGEO. I also served as the GIS Colorado representative to the GIS in the Rockies Board of Directors for many years as well and served as the Conference Chair of GeCo in the Rockies in 2014.
I am running for the Board again as I feel there is more I can contribute to our community. I
have been working with Board to create a Strategic Plan providing the vision and direction of the organization for the next 5 years. We will be able to present that to our members and the community this summer and I want to continue our efforts to align our actions with our
strategic vision: Your Geospatial Connection. I also want t continue to arrange our quarterly
meetings providing local presentations and community networking opportunities around the state. If elected, I am dedicated to working with the GIS community more to evolve and grow GIS Colorado to meet the changing needs.
As for my professional background, I have over 21 years of experience in the GIS profession. I currently work as the Deputy Director of the USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center supporting the production and delivery of The National Map, US Topo, 3D Elevation Program, and the National Hydrography Dataset. I previously worked for the National Park Service as the GIS Coordinator for the Intermountain Region providing direct GIS support to over 91 park units in 8 states. I also worked for SWCA, Inc. as the GIS Director supporting the integration of GIS into environmental management, assessments, and analysis.