Minutes for October 14, 2021

Minutes for October 14, 2021


  1. Call to Order – Chair

The meeting was called to order at 10:35am.

  1. Welcome and Introductions / Roll Call / Proxies – Secretary

Dan Rose stated that there were 26 Voting Members present, and 14 non-members in attendance, and that there were enough voting member attendees to have a quorum (17+).

Ex-Officio Members

Thomas Vought – MSDIS – p

Tony Spicci – NSGIC Liaison – a

Tracy Schloss – OA ITSD GIS – p

David Nail – USGS – (Katie Philbrick, proxy) – p


State Members

Wiley Howell – MOARNG – p

Colin Duewell – Economic Development (Brandon Wolfe, by proxy) – p

Tim Bixler – MDC – p

Alex Lebowitz – MoDOT – (Cassie Twehus, proxy) – p

Matt Hesser – OA Planning (Jori Simpson, by proxy) – p

Cassie Twehus – MoDOT – p

Brandon Wolfe – SEMA – p

Jerry Prewett – MO Geological Survey – p


Cooperating Members

Jason Warzinik – Boone County FPD – p

Nathan Mattox – Boone County – p

Buster Schrage – City of Jefferson – p

Jennifer Bowden – Mid-MO RPC – p

Dan Rose – City of Columbia – p

Indi Braden – MMRPC – a

Michael Gawedzinski – USACE – p

Katie Philbrick – NRCS – p

Chris Barnett – MU Extension/CARES – p

Ming-Chih Hung – NW Missouri State – a

Brad Arshat – Sanborn – a

Derek Smith – Wilson & Co – a

Mollie Webb – Washington University – p

Steve Marsh – City of Lee’s Summit – p

Stacy – KC MO Water – p

Brian Maydwell – MO 911 – p

Kent Park – Woolpert – p

Melissa Johnson – Cole County, MO – p

Stacey Roberts – City of KC MO – p


Other Attendees

Misty Perry – Mo Dep. Of Ag

Rob Ryan – St Louis Co Board of Elections

William Hartnett – St Louis Co Board of Elections

Craig Best – US Census

Tim Donze – Surdex

Amanda Bybee – Missouri Mappers Association

Frank Nelson – MO Dept of Conservation

Kayla Flamm – MO Botanical Garden

Scott Ryan – MO Dept of Conservation

Sara McDale – MO Office of Administration

Tim Callahan- City ST Louis

Laura Estabrooks – ??

Scott MacDonald – Esri

Scott Penman – 911 Board


  1. Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes – Chair

The September 2021 minutes were approved by the voting membership.

  1. MGISAC Administration


  • OGI Report – Tracy Schloss

Presentation to be done at the upcoming IT Governance Council (15 mins).

  • MSDIS Report – Tom Vought

Dr. Larsen has announced he will be stepping down as the Dept Chair; using reached out to the School of Visual Studies – interactive storytelling dept – advertising the MSDIS Internship.

  • Treasurer’s Report – Tim Donze

No transactions since the conference, nothing to report; Tim’s has officially retired from Surdex.

  • Membership Report – Wiley Howell

33 voting members in good standing.

  • By-Laws Report – Colin Duewell

Some updates needed to by-laws (from 2019, unable to locate) – topics: Ex-officio members were voted on (allowing them vote) and Add an ex-officio member, MSGIC

  1. Discussion Topics / Presentations
    • Treasurer nominations/volunteers: A vote of acclimation – all voting members vote in favor of Tim Bixler, MDC as the new MGISAC Treasurer.
    • “The Need to Update Missouri’s NWI and NHD”-Frank Nelson


  1. Committee Reports

6.1 Data Development – Buster Schrage

No update – would like to start the discussion on DD for the upcoming few years – gathering, creating, enhancing data. A letter of support was requested by Brian Maydwell of the Missouri 911 data enhancement project, and MGISAC will prepare it and vote on its acceptance at the Nov meeting. Brian sent an email of request/proposal to the MGISAC membership toward the end of the meeting.

6.2 Education – Richard Perkins (absent), Laura Estabrooks present

CPS is looking for someone super-experienced in GIS to teach an advanced geospatial class in the 2022-2023 school year – get in contact with Richard if interested. Laura said that in the past, a teaching certificate has been required (15 hours of Master’s-level coursework).

6.3 MOGISCON’21 – Colin Duewell & Melissa Johnson

Closing out MOGISCON’21, looking forward to MOGISCON’23.

  1. Liaison Reports

7.1 MidAmerica GIS Consortium – Steve Marsh

Things have been pretty quiet – the Conferences is April; registration should be opening soon (October).

7.2 National States Geographic Information Council – Tony Spicci

No update

  1. Cooperating Agency / Organization Reports (Brief by Exception)

8.1 USGS – David Nail (Katie Philbrick, proxy)

LiDAR updates – looking to fill in gaps when funding allows.

8.2 NRCS – Katie Philbrick

No report

8.3 Missouri Mappers Association – Amanda Bybee

No report

8.4 Missouri Society of Professional Surveyors – Jon Cole

No report

  1. Open Discussion

8.5 Census – Craig Best – latest Census data was released to the public: data.census.gov

Tracy Schloss – NSGIC Geospatial Maturity Survey is coming up again, working on the questions now.

  1. Next Meeting: November 11, 2021


This is Veteran’s Day – Jennifer Bowden proposed to move up one day to the 10th, unless there are arguments against doing so. Meeting was adjourned at 11:57am.

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