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Wednesday, October 21 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Assets, Records and Management Roadblocks - AICP/CM Approved 1.5

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It is a rare case in our line of work that a majority of critical factors that push an organization towards an asset management paradigm fall into place concurrently. These presenters will share their processes and findings, as well as outline where the biggest blocks to the process improvement were discovered.

Moderator: Ian Von Essen, Spokane County, Spokane, WA

  • 10:30 – 11:00 AM
    Managing a Wastewater System across Three Jurisdictions 
    Donna Phillips, GISP, City of Hayden, ID
    Representatives of Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board & Their Entities
  • 11:00 – 11:30 AM
    Implementing Asset Management in the Cloud using Ground Based LiDAR
    Chet Hagen and Lauren Woodruff, MultnomahCounty /DCS Business Services
    Portland, OR
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Noon
    As-Builts: Proper Records Management Processes Aid Asset Management
    Elaine Eberly and Dean Noble, Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle, WA


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Ian Von Essen

GIS Manager, Spokane County
Ian is currently the GIS Manager for Spokane County, a position he has held for the past 26 years. Spokane County’s GIS Program has twice been given ESRI’s Special Achievement in GIS award (2000, 2006) and cited as Outstanding GIS Program (2000) by the Washington Chapter URISA (Urban & Regional Information Systems Association). In 2004 he was given the John Wesley Powell by the USGS for Citizen Achievement in support of the National Map. In... Read More →


Elaine Eberly

Elaine Eberly is a member of the GIS Section in the IT Division at Seattle Public Utilities and has been the supervisor of the Utility GIS Data Maintenance Unit for the past 15 years.
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Chet Hagen

Sr. GIS & Data Analyst, Multnomah County DCS - Business Services
My educational background is a BS in Information Systems & Computer Science from the University of Montana-Missoula, and M.S. in Water Resources from the University of Idaho-Moscow. Prior to Multnomah County I worked in and around the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness in Idaho on Salmon/Steelhead habitat restoration for the Nez Perce Tribe and US Forest Service as a Watershed Restoration Specialist and GIS Analyst. Currently for Multnomah County my... Read More →

Donna Phillips, GISP

GIS/Engineering Services Coordinator, City of Hayden

Lauren Woodruff

GIS Analyst, Multnomah County DCS
Lauren Woodruff joined Multnomah County as a GIS Technician in 2013. She works largely on data extraction and maintenance of various county assets related to road services. Prior to joining the county, Lauren had previously worked on the Western Oregon Access Rights project for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as well as completed a GIS internship for Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). She holds a BA from Western Washington University... Read More →

Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 2

Attendees (29)