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The GIS Council membership includes representatives from state, county, municipal, federal government agencies, and other public and private entities using GIS/geospatial technologies as they relate to the geographic area of the State of Nebraska. Member representatives are nominated and then officially appointed by the Governor. The members represent disciplines and criteria that are compatible with goals and responsibilities of the GIS Council.

Membership Details

Member (M) / Designee (D) Representing
Sudhir Ponnappan - Chair 2018(D)
p: 402.471.5484
Jim Douglas, Director (M)
Game and Parks Commission
P.O. Box 30370
2200 N. 33rd
Lincoln, NE 68503
Vacant (D)

Patrick J. O'Donnell (M)
Clerk of the Legislature
Room 2018, State Capitol
Lincoln, NE 68509
Jon Kraai - Past Chair (D)
p: 402.802.5140
John A. Bolduc, Superintendent (M)
Nebraska State Patrol
1600 Highway 2
Lincoln, NE 68509
Timothy Cielocha (M)
p: 402.563.5269
Public Power Districts
Nebraska Public Power District
P.O. Box 499
1414 15th St.
Columbus, NE 68502-0499
Justin Wolff (D)
p: 402.497.3928
Kyle Schneweis, Director (M)
Department of Transportation
P.O. Box 94759
Lincoln, NE 68509-4759
Steve Rathje (D)
p: 402.471.3965
Jeff Fassett, Director (M)
Dept. of Natural Resources
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4676
Lesli Rawlings (M)
p: 402.375.7299
Nebraska Geospatial Professional Association
1111 Main Street, 239 CH
Wayne, NE 68787
Chad Boshart (D)
p: 402.471.7180
Bryan Tuma, Assistant Director (M)
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency
2433 NW 24th Street
Lincoln, NE 68524
Karis Bowen (D)
p: 402.471.0170
Courtney Phillips, CEO (M)
Dept. of Health and Human Services
301 S. Centennial Mall
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Lash Chaffin (M)
p: 402.476.2829
League of Nebraska Municipalities
1335 L Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Erin Northwall (D)
p: 402.471.2414
Lauren Kinter, Director (M)
Governor's Policy Research Office
P.O. Box 94601
Lincoln, NE 68509
John Beran (D)
p: 402.471.2545
Casey Sherlock, State Surveyor (M)
State Surveyor
555 North Cotner Blvd
Lincoln, NE 68505
Eric Herbert (M)
p: 402.593.2274
Omaha Metro Area
Sarpy County GIS
1210 Golden Gate Drive - Suite 1130
Papillion, NE 68046
Doug Hallum (D)
p: 308.696.6743

Les Howard (D)
p: 402.472.9192

Milda Vaitkus (D)
Matt Joeckel, Director (M)
Conservation and Survey Division
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Hardin Hall, 3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln, NE 68583-0961
Kea Morovitz- Vice Chair 2018 (D)
p: 402.471.0244
Mike Hybl (M)
Nebraska Public Service Commission
300 The Atrium
1200 N St.
Lincoln, NE 68509
James Langtry (M)
p: 402.328.4128
Federal Agencies
USGS Geospatial Liaison for NE
Nebraska Water Science Center
5231 South 19th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512-1271
James W. Ohmberger (D)
p: 402.471.4348
Ed Toner (M)
Office of the CIO
501 S. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Jeff McReynolds (M)
p: 402.441.6155
Lincoln Metro Area
City of Lincoln\Lancaster County, NE
555 So. 10th St, Suite 213
Lincoln, NE 68508
Chuck Wingert (M)
p: 402.335.3325
Nebraska Association of Resources Districts
Nemaha NRD
62161 US Highway 136
Tecumseh, NE 68450
Vacant (M)

Nebraska Association of County Officials

Danny Pittman (M)
p: 402.593.2122
Nebraska Association of County Officials
Sarpy County Assessor
1210 Golden Gate Dr
Papillion, NE 68046
Ruth Sorenson (D)
p: 402.471.5962

Barb Oswald (D)
p: 402.640.5143
Tony Fulton, Tax Commissioner (M)
Property Tax Administrator
Dept. of Revenue
1033 'O' St., Suite 600
Lincoln, NE 68508-3621
Gary Morrison (D)
p: 402.471.0271
Jim Macy , Director (M)
Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 98922
1200 "N" St., Suite 400
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922
Michael Schonlau (M)
p: 402.444.3982
Member At Large
Douglas County/City of Omaha
1819 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
Michael Preston (M)
p: 402.630.6786
Member At Large
Trimble Inc. - Energy
Regional Sales Manager

Todd Whitfield (M)
p: 402.496.2498
Member At Large
Lamp Rynearson & Associates
14710 West Dodge Road,Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68154-2027
John Watermolen
NITC GIS Council Coordinator & OCIO State GIS Coordinator
Office of the CIO - Geographic Information Office
P.O. Box 94664
501 S. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68509
p: 402.471.3206