Finance and Administration Cabinet
2005 Kentucky GIS Conference to be held in Bowling Green, Aug. 22-25
FRANKFORT, Ky.—The Commonwealth Office of Technology’s Division of Geographic Information is hosting the 2005 Kentucky GIS Conference, “A Spatial Commonwealth,” Aug. 22-25 at the Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green.
The keynote speaker will be Jeremy Harris, who served for more than 10 years as mayor of the city and county of Honolulu, Hawaii, the 12th largest city in the United States.
Under Mayor Harris’ leadership, Honolulu achieved worldwide recognition and received numerous awards including: International Award for Livable Cities; 1st Place Gold Award for Large Cities, 2004; #1 in the United States for the use of technology in delivering government services, 2002; Best City Government Web Site in the United States, 2003; America’s Best Transit System, American Public Transportation Association, 1994 and 2000; and numerous other awards.
Harris is the only individual to receive the award of Public Administrator of the Year for two consecutive years from the American Association of Public Administrators. He holds a Master of Science degree in population and environmental biology, specializing in urban ecosystems from the University of California, Irvine and is the author of the book The Renaissance of Honolulu, the Sustainable Rebirth of an American City.
Conference registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, admission to exhibitor hall, all conference sessions and an evening reception on Aug. 23. The cost for the full conference includes Aug. 23 and Aug. 24 and costs $175 for late registration. Single-day registration is $100. Student rate registration is $75 and requires a valid student ID.
Visit http://gis.ky.gov/conference2005/conference2005.htm to view a complete listing of conference workshops and events. Registration information is posted at https://ssla.state.ky.us/gregistration/default.aspx?AGY=15.