Geographic Information Coordinating Council

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council
Department 
Governor's Office
Governor Appointments 
9
Total Board Positions 
34
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-1421
Ethics 
No
Term Length 
3 years
Purpose 
The North Carolina Geographic Information Coordinating Council ("Council") is established to develop policies regarding the utilization of geographic information, GIS systems, and other related technologies. The Council shall be responsible for the following: (1) Strategic planning. (2) Resolution of policy and technology issues. (3) Coordination, direction, and oversight of State, local, and private GIS efforts. (4) Advising the Governor, the General Assembly, and the State Chief Information Officer as to needed directions, responsibilities, and funding regarding geographic information. The purpose of this statewide geographic information coordination effort shall be to further cooperation among State, federal, and local government agencies; academic institutions; and the private sector to improve the quality, access, cost‑effectiveness, and utility of North Carolina`s geographic information and to promote geographic information as a strategic resource in the State. The Council shall be located in the Office of the Governor for organizational, budgetary, and administrative purposes.

Current Members


Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Requirements 
Josh Stein 4/26/20185/31/2023LimitedThe head of an at-large State agency not represented in subsection (d) of this section.
Steven B. Averett 5/11/20165/31/2023LimitedEmployee of Municipal Government nominated by League of Municipalities
Scott Lokken 11/8/20175/31/2023LimitedAn employee of the federal government who is stationed in North Carolina.
Jason Hedley 11/8/20175/31/2023LimitedRep. to enhance the efforts of geographic information coordination
Allen Serkin 8/31/20215/31/2023LimitedRep from Lead Regional Organizations
Hope S. Morgan 10/5/20205/31/2023LimitedA member of the general public
Paul A. Badr 11/8/20175/31/2023LimitedRep. to enhance the efforts of geographic information coordination
Kathryn Clifton 11/8/20175/31/2023LimitedAn employee of a county government, nominated by the North Carolina Association of County Commission
Frank A. Rankin III11/8/20175/31/2023LimitedRep. to enhance the efforts of geographic information coordination


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