We have had a number of members of our association change places of employment over the Spring and Summer months. This time I caught up with Adam Dorn.
What is your new role and place of employment?
I am the GIS Administrator for Winnebago County.
What is your favorite or most exciting thing about your new position?
I am excited to be in a new role with new responsibilities. I am also looking forward to being able to continue working with professionals that I have gotten to know in my previous positions and to be working in a strong team that focuses on GIS. Having an office with a door also makes participating in conference calls much easier.
Did you end up with a new commute? If so what are the pros/cons related to that?
I am fortunate that my new office is only a few blocks away from my old office where I worked for the City of Oshkosh. It is exciting to have the opportunity to serve my community in a new way. My commute is only about a minute longer.
Anything else you are interested in reporting on work or personally?
In July I was able to attend the ESRI UC for the first time. The technical sessions, special interest groups and management workshops all lived up to my expectations. I will be using the things I learned for a long time. I was also glad there were no earthquakes while I was out there.
Adam certainly drives home the point that conferences provide a professional opportunity for growth. I thank him for taking the time to answer a few questions and provide us with an update. He is a WLIA Board of Directors alum having just completed his 2017-2019 term and remains a valued member of the Technical and Education Committees respectively.