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Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia
Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia

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The West Virginia Broadband Map utilizes GIS to develop an easily read map that shows a comprehensive picture of existing broadband service and to identify areas in the state that still do not have that level of service.

GIS Policy Council

The West Virginia GIS Policy Council, created by Executive Order 4-93 and continued under Executive Order 10-10, oversees the development and implementation of West Virginia's GIS Program, in seeking to optimize the benefits of GIS technology for the state into the future. The Council is comprised of executive leaders from state departments, local government, and the GIS professional community. The Office of GIS Coordination, headed by the State GIS Coordinator, and the State GIS Steering Committee provide operational and technical support for the Council.

Contact: Tony Simental, WV State GIS Coordinator (304) 558-2234, Tony.A.Simental@wv.gov

Council Members:

Mr. E. Edward Gaunch Cabinet Secretary West Virginia Department of Commerce  
Mr. Austin Caperton Cabinet Secretary West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection  
Jeff Sandy, CFE, CAMS Cabinet Secretary West Virginia Department of Military Affairs & Public Safety  
Mr. Byrd E. White Cabinet Secretary West Virginia Department of Transportation  
Mr. Dave Hardy Cabinet Secretary West Virginia Department of Revenue  
Mr. Bill Crouch Cabinet Secretary West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources  
Mr. Allan McVey Cabinet Secretary West Virginia Department of Administration  
Mr. Dennis E. Davis Cabinet Secretary West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance  
Mr. Joshua Spence Chief Technology Officer Governor’s Office of Technology  
The Honorable Kent Leonhardt Commissioner West Virginia Department of Agriculture  
The Honorable Mac Warner Secretary of State West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office  
The Honorable John B. “JB” McCuskey State Auditor    
The Honorable John Perdue State Treasurer WV State Treasurer’s Office  
Ms. Lisa Dooley Executive Director West Virginia Municipal League  
Mr. John Tuggle Executive Director Region IV Planning and Development Council  
Mr. Irv Johnson Assessor Cabell County Assessor’s Office  
Mr. Jonathan Adler Executive Director West Virginia Association of Counties  
Ms. Vivian Parsons Executive Director County Commissioners’ Association of West Virginia  
Non-voting Members      
Mr. Tony Simental State GIS Coordinator West Virginia Office of GIS Coordination  
Ms. Colleen Lemasters President West Virginia Association of Geospatial Professionals  
Council list as of April 5, 2019
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