It is with mixed emotions we announce the GIS Association of Alabama membership has voted to disaffiliate from URISA, with 26 of 39 votes for disaffiliation. With this change, we will remain the GIS Association of Alabama (GISAA). Disaffiliation will not impact your current membership. If you are currently a member of GISAA, you will remain a member of GISAA. Likewise, there will be no change in URISA membership if you are currently a member.
Change in affiliation with URISA will not change our mission to be an impactful organization to our community. GISAA will continue to strive to be the premier association of GIS professionals and students.
The disaffiliation process is not immediate and will take place over the next several months. The Board of Directors will work with URISA as we move through this process. We have maintained a close relationship with URISA over the years and wish them the best as we part ways. We support and encourage members who wish to participate with URISA, to continue to do so.
We would like to thank our membership for voicing their concerns throughout this process and casting their ballot on the matter. We are excited to be moving forward as an independent organization and anticipate this change will allow GISAA to be more impactful within the community. We are looking forward to continued service to our membership.
If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to us on Slack or email firstname.lastname@example.org.