Committees / Volunteer Signup

These committees are the back-bone of TNGIC and are responsible for all TNGIC activities including training classes and workshops, the annual conference, maintaining the TNGIC website, and producing the quarterly newsletter. 
Volunteer Project Proposal

The Disaster Response Committee gathers, manages, and provides a database of GIS professionals across Tennessee to aid in the event of a disaster or emergency.  A secure survey is used to collect individual’s contact information.  The database is managed by the Disaster Response Committee and the TNGIC Board.  This database is beneficial to emergency responders at various levels by providing an efficient source of locating GIS assistance and resources.

The Conference Planning Committee organizes, plans, and facilitates the TNGIC Annual GIS Conference. This committee handles all of the details and decisions that are required to make this a successful event for TNGIC members.

The Communication / Web & Data Committee produces the quarterly newsletter “TNGIC Today”, strives to improve the communication throughout TNGIC and facilitates data sharing and distribution throughout the geospatial community.  The goal is to increase the connectivity of TNGIC members through a web presence and social media. This committee is responsible for creating and distributing information that includes, but not limited to lists of GIS related groups and sites, GIS job postings, and the web site content, promotion and maintenance.

The Education & Outreach Committee strives to foster educational opportunities and promote awareness of TNGIC throughout the geospatial community. These opportunities include creating training classes and workshops, supporting TNGIC regional meetings, student outreach, and GIS day activities.

The Professional Development Committee promotes professional development and fosters educational opportunities and excellence for the TNGIC membership and the geospatial community. These opportunities may include conference, paper presentation and poster contest announcements, outreach and mentoring, scholarships to the TNGIC Annual Conference, training coordination, student involvement, and communication with GIS academia in Tennessee. Active members may earn a certificate of participation, at the discretion of the chair, which may be used toward GISP certification.