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Wednesday, October 10 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Data Driven Community Collaboration - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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Data-driven communities rely on accurate spatial data, collaboration, community engagement and a system of insight.  This requires integrating disparate data sets to meet regulatory requirements and changing public expectations.  Attend this session and learn how to use your community as a data collection and information resource.

  • PDS Planning Harnesses the Power of GIS to Empower Community Collaboration
    Trisha Brush, GISP, Director of GIS, and Emi Randall, AICP, Director of Planning, Kenton County, Fort Mitchell, KY
  • Analyzing Broadband and Crowdsourced Data to Enhance Data-Driven Communities
    Ashley Hitt, GISP, Director of GIS Services, and Eric Frederick, AICP, LEED-AP, Vice President, Community Affairs,  Connected Nation, Louisville, KY 
  • Performance Measures and Dashboards:  GIS is the Secret Sauce
    Robert Kirkman, GISP, Enterprise Services Manger, Oregon Metro, Portland, OR
  • Over a Billion Bus Locations, What Does it all Mean?
    Marshall Ballard, GISP, Senior Transportation Planner/GIS Manager, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) , San Jose, CA

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Carrie Carsell, GISP

GIS Specialist, Fehr & Peers
Experienced Senior Geographic Information System Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the GIS industry. Skilled in GIS Applications, Analytical Skills, and Urban Planning, on her 15th year working with Fehr & Peers, a national transportation firm. Strong media and... Read More →

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Emi Randall, AICP

Director of Planning, Planning & Development Services of Kenton County
Emi Randall is a community and economic development planner working toward improving the health and prosperity of communities. She is an effective project manager, team collaborator and people motivator. Ms. Randall is an award winning grant writer and has been named Employee of the... Read More →
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Trisha Brush GISP PMP DTM

Director of IT/GIS Administration, Planning and Development Services of Kenton County
Trisha Brush leads an award winning 34-year-old GIS Consortium: LINKGIS. In her 22 years of experience managing geospatial technologies involving planning, GIS, geospatial analysis, ROI, business processes, BI, permitting systems, utilities, cartography and GPS.Trisha is a Certified... Read More →
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Eric Frederick

Vice President, Community Affairs, Connected Nation
Eric Frederick is the vice president for community affairs for Connected Nation, a community technology planning expert, and sought-after speaker on issues of community development and broadband. Eric earned his bachelor’s in planning from Northern Michigan University and his Masters... Read More →
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Ashley Hitt, GISP

Vice President, GeoAnalytics, Connected Nation
Ashley Hitt, GISP is the Vice President of GeoAnalytics at Connected Nation, a national leader in broadband expansion programs. She oversees operations, project execution, and strategic planning for the GeoAnalytics team and is responsible for developing strategies using GIS to provide... Read More →
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Marshall Ballard, GISP

Transportation Informatics Architect, Fehr & Peers
Marshall is an interdisciplinary Geographer, who has diverse experience with Environmental remediation projects, Transit Studies, Community Development projects, Express Lanes studies and implementations, Transportation software development projects, and he has authored public policies... Read More →
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Robert Kirkman, GISP

CTO, Planning Communities

Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Mesquite C