Kendrick J. Curtis, PhD.

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Kendrick J. Curtis, PhD. I would like to be considered for membership on TNGIC's board of directors and welcome the opportunity to apply my experience to the Council's support of the profession and its membership. During my career, I have used geospatial technologies to solve problems in both the planning and economic development fields. As the Assistant Director of the Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association, I have the opportunity to leverage the rapid advances in aerial mapping with drones to support the industrial recruitment efforts of communities in the mid-state. During my time with the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD), I used GIS to accomplish the agency's mission in a number of areas. Originally serving as the GIS Manager for the Local Planning Assistance Office (LPO), I developed the agency's parcel based land use model using both the State Base Mapping Program and CAAS datasets. I have a long experience with TNGIC and presented LPO's land use model at a past meeting of the Council. As ECD's Technical Program Director, I used GIS in the development of the state's certified industrial site program. A graduate of the University of North Alabama (BS) and the University of Tennessee (PhD & MS), my coursework focused on geospatial technologies, infrastructure, as well as urban and rural geography. I currently serve on the Tennessee Geographic Alliance Board of Directors and am pleased to support the important work of the Alliance. A longtime resident of Knoxville, I along with my wife, Kathy, and our two daughters currently live in the Nolensville area of middle Tennessee.<o:p></o:p>