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Damkot Named President of Wisconsin Land Information Association
Washington County Data Services Manager/Land Information Officer, Eric Damkot, was announced as president of the Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) at its annual conference last week in Elkhart Lake.

"This is a tremendous honor for Eric and is indicative of the type of leadership culture that we hope to foster in Washington County," said County Administrator Joshua Schoemann. "We are continually seeking opportunities to foster collaboration and develop new, innovative solutions for government and private industry. I can think of no better person to help lead Wisconsin's GIS professionals than Eric."

The WLIA is made up of professionals dedicated to bringing geographic information system (GIS) solutions to problems facing both government and private industry. For 30 years its nearly 1,000 members throughout Wisconsin have been leaders in the development, operation and maintenance of a network of statewide GIS and land information systems. WLIA members facilitate rural broadband mapping, e911, real estate development, and conservation planning. Its members provide emergency management maps and applications addressing flooding and other public safety concerns. The data WLIA members produce is essential for economic development, public safety, emergency management, environmental monitoring, engineering, transportation, marketing and demographic analysis, utilities and more.

Damkot previously served 3 years on the WLIA board of directors and was the association's president-elect/annual conference committee chair in 2017. While on the board, he served on various committees including 2 years as chair of its legislative committee.