Steering Committee:

Christopher Owen, Chairperson (City of Walla Walla, WA)
Nicole Novak, Co-Chairperson (The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation)
Brian Schnick,  Secretary (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA)

Mission Statement:

To provide an environment for GIS Professionals to meet, share, learn, and develop GIS technology in SE Washington and NE Oregon.


  • Provide a forum for GIS Professionals to meet, network, and collaborate.
  • Promote regional communication to encourage partnerships and teamwork.
  • Develop and promote GIS technology in the region.
  • Develop a regional hub or center for GIS application and resources.
  • Develop website to promote presence and group interaction.
  • Promote resource sharing and opportunities.


  • Maintain and promote membership.
  • Increased accessibility to regional public applications.
  • Increased regional data sharing.
  • Increased regional project awareness and collaboration.

Group Charter:

Click Here to view the adopted Group Charter.

Active Agency Members:

Anderson Perry and Associates Army Corps of Engineers – Walla Walla District
Benton PUD City of Richland
City of Walla Walla Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
JUB Pocket iNet
Umatilla County Walla Walla Basin Watershed Council
Walla Walla County Wallowa County
Whitman College

Approximate coverage area of the SE WA NE OR User Group: