Board Member Steps Down – Another Steps Up

Lisa WalkerIt’s with great regret that I announce the resignation of Lisa Walker from the WLIA Board of Directors. Lisa will begin her new career as the State Registrar of Vital Records on November 3rd. In her 7 months on the Board, Lisa served on the Legislative Committee providing energy and insightful opinion. Please join me in wishing Lisa a successful future as the State Registrar of Vital Records.

Meet Your New Board Member
Kim Sundeen

Kim Sundeen, GIS Specialist Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians

Kim Sundeen is the Geographic Information Systems Specialist with the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Odanah, WI. Kim received a B.S. in wildlife ecology (2006), a M.S. in conservation biology and sustainable development (2011), and a Certificate in GIS (2012) all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Throughout school, she worked closely with the US Geological Survey, International Crane Foundation, WI Department of Natural Resources, WI State Cartographer’s Office, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in mapping natural resources and spatial variation of such management practices.

Since 2012, Kim works with the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians as the GIS Specialist managing all spatial databases, data-sharing, and publishing on online data resources. She essentially serves as the tribal liaison for tribal council members, tribal members, and tribal staff to assist in tribal planning and natural resource management. Recently, she has been developing legally-binding data-sharing agreements and standards with external agencies for spatial data and map resource requests, which have played into recent political projects related to pipeline spills and land conservation projects related to the Gogebic Taconite mining proposal in the Penokee Range.

Kim will bring her tribal governance experience along with a strong background of geospatial technologies and policies to the Board. I’m look forward to working with Kim and her clear enthusiasm for GIS.

Welcome to the Board of Directors Kim!


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