We recently conducted a 15 year NITC Celebration event this week. Many individuals involved with NITC were recognized for their efforts since it's inception. Many thanks to each of you as well for your time and commitment to the GIS Council. I also want to recognize, Elizabeth Vornbrock and Adam Brown for their efforts towards the GIS Council. They are two new faces in the OCIO office this year that have been doing some incredible things behind the scenes for us and the GIS Council. Help me say "welcome and thanks" to Elizabeth and Adam next time you see them.
Adam is a currently a Research Analyst working with various projects at OCIO. He is currently inventorying the Nebraska Spatial Data Infrastructure (NESDI) layers for NebraskaMAP, developing statewide geodatabases, and creating/managing a communications database. He comes from Brule, Nebraska. He began his undergraduate work at UNL in the fall of 2007 and is currently finishing his Masters Degree in Community and Regional Planning (MCRP). During his time in graduate school, he served as the MCRP department's representative to the Graduate Student Association's Legislative Assembly, Student Representative to the Nebraska APA and the NPZA and as Vice President of the Student Planning Association of Nebraska. Additionally, he is working towards a Graduate Certificate in Public Management from UNO with an expected graduation in December.
Elizabeth is a graphic designer with the OCIO Team. Her latest work involved creating the NITC logo, the Lt. Governor's web site, and the recent 15 year NITC anniversary booklet and video. She is currently finishing up the design for the NITC and GIS Council web sites which will be released later in August. Elizabeth has been instrumental in developing various communication pieces involving web, mobile, display and publication formats. She developed the GIS Council display. She will be working on revamping NebraskaMAP and other publications put forth by the GIS Council. Elizabeth grew up in a small town in Iowa. A year after high school, she moved to Nebraska to attend Southeast Community College to obtain an Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Design. She spent time with a lead European package design agency in Nottingham, England in 2012.