The Palm Beach Countywide GIS Forum is a volunteer, run non-profit organization. Our members come from a variety federal, state, county and local governments, as well as private and nonprofit organizations. Click here to read the Palm Beach Countywide GIS Forum Bylaws.

Forum Board

  • Chair– Heather Kostura – Geospatial Scientist III, South Florida Water Management District
  • Vice Chair- Nicole McPherson, GISP – GIS Manager, Village of Wellington
  • Secretary – Joshua Lambert – Geographer, South Florida Water Management District
  • Treasurer– Brian Rock, GISP – GIS Support Specialist, Palm Beach County
  • Liaison– Christine Benkly – Countywide GIS Coordinator, Palm Beach County
  • Member at Large– Joe Head, GISP – GIS Coordinator, City of Lake Worth
  • Member at Large– Josephine Rudd – GIS Manager, Solid Waste Authority
  • Member at Large– Jeffrey Sullivan – GIS Coordinator, Royal Palm Beach
Top: Brian Rock, Joe Head, Josh Lambert, Jeff Sullivan
Bottom: Josephine Rudd, Heather Kostura, Christine Benkly, Nicole McPherson

The Forum meets on a bi-monthly basis and hosts presentations from various private and public organizations. Our most well known event is the South Florida GIS Expo. The Forum, Expo committee members, and volunteers are responsible for hosting this FREE event.  The South Florida GIS Expo has been a continual success, attended by several hundred registrants from the public sector (federal, state, regional and local governments), private companies, non-profit organizations, and exhibitors. In 2018, our 25th Anniversary Expo featured Esri’s Jack Dangermond as our keynote speaker! The Forum and South Florida GIS Expo are always an amazing experience for all who attend.  

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