Malm, Swift Elected to Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Board of Directors

Two of our Geographic Information Systems team members have been elected to leadership positions within the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Board of Directors. David Malm, GISP and Kalley Swift, both from our Burnsville location, will start their respective terms on January 1, 2024. David was elected to be the Board Chair-Elect and Kalley the Secretary.

About the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium

The Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium began in 1988 as one of the nation’s first forums to communicate and share information among the growing community of environmental and natural resource geographic information systems users and data producers in Minnesota. The goal of this organization is “to develop and support the GIS/LIS community in Minnesota for the benefit of our people and contributors.” Today, the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium has more than 800 members, and embraces their goal of development and support by putting on an annual conference with industry keynote speakers and valuable networking opportunities.

The Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Board of Directors is made up of volunteers from the GIS community throughout Minnesota. The board consists of 12 elected positions, selected by members, and 4 ex-officio positions. Each elected member serves a two- or three-year term.

About David 

David Malm is a GIS Project Manager at Bolton & Menk where he leads a team of professionals who provide GIS services to cities, counties, tribal governments, regional organizations, and state agencies throughout Minnesota. During his career, he has successfully led complex internal and external projects that require meticulous planning, nimble decision-making, and fiscal accountability.

Over the years, David has been an active member of the Consortium. He has served on the Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium Board of Directors for the past three years as Conference Chair-Elect, Conference Chair, and Past Conference Chair. He successfully organized the first post-COVID conference in 2022 in Bemidji. He participates on various committees and sub-committees, as a vendor, as a conference presenter, as a sessions moderator, and as a student competition judge.

David is active in organizations outside the Consortium, including the American Public Works Association, the National Association of Sewer Service Companies, and the North American Society for Trenchless Technology.

About Kalley

Kalley Swift is a GIS Specialist with Bolton & Menk and has worked in multiple roles in the private and public sectors encompassing GIS, community development, and administrative tasks. She now provides direct GIS service and expertise in web-based applications to meet her clients’ needs. She hopes to expand her participation and service for the Minnesota GIS community.

Kalley has experience writing meeting minutes and running Commission and Authority meetings. She is well-versed in enforcing and updating ordinances, policy documents, and working with attorneys and legal bodies to ensure legality during her work. She has built and elevated her skillset of organization, coordination, and attention to detail through mastering multiple lanes of expertise in her career. Kalley brings immense dedication into any role she performs, and her robust background and experience coupled with her passion for GIS will allow her to strongly serve as Secretary for the Board of Directors.

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