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Information About the Board
Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board
11751 Meadowville Lane
Chester, VA 23836
Toll Free (866) 482-3911
Fax (804) 416-6353
Coordinator: Dan Widner, Richmond
Board Administrative Assistant:
Ms. Terry D. Mayo
(804) 416-6197 - Voice
(866) 482-3911 - Toll Free
(804) 416-6353 - Fax
Code Reference: § 2.2-2423
Purpose, Powers and Duties:
To facilitate the cost-effective development and use of spatial data, GIS, and related technologies in organizations throughout the Commonwealth and to advise the Division of the Virginia Geographic Information Network on issues which foster the creative utilization of geographic information and oversee the development of a catalog of GIS data available in the Commonwealth.
The Board shall consist of 18 members appointed as follows: (i) 9 nonlegislative citizen members to be appointed by the Governor that consist of one agency director from one of the natural resources agencies, one official from a state university, one elected official representing a local government in the Commonwealth, one member of the Virginia Association of Surveyors, one elected official who serves on a planning district commission, two representatives of utilities or transportation industries utilizing geographic data, and two representatives of private businesses with expertise and experience in the establishment, operation, and maintenance of geographic information systems; four members of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates; two members of the Senate, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; the Chief Information Officer, the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner, and the Executive Director of the Economic Development Partnership Authority or their designees who shall serve as ex officio voting members.
Five years; no more than two consecutive full terms. Legislative members shall serve for terms coincident with their term of office.