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Release Date: 12/04/2013

City-Parish Planning Commission GIS Coordinator Receives (GISP) Certification

Baton Rouge, Louisiana – City-Parish Planning Commission congratulates Warren Kron, GIS Coordinator on his recent certification as a GIS Professional (GISP) by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). A GISP is a certified Geographic Information Systems Professional who has met the minimum standards for ethical conduct and professional practice as established by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI). GISCI certification requires achievement in three areas: educational achievement, professional experience, and contributions to the profession.

The Planning Commission is proud of Warren for exerting the effort to apply for and ultimately receive the GISP certification. He is a well-respected and accomplished professional that leads by example. This recognition reassures that there are highly qualified employees serving the citizens of Baton Rouge.

The purpose of the GIS Certification Institute is to provide professionals who work in the field of geographic information systems with a formal process that:

• Allows them to be recognized by their colleagues and peers for having demonstrated exemplary professional practice and integrity in the field
• Establishes and maintains high standards of both professional practice and ethical conduct
• Encourages aspiring GIS professionals to work towards certification for the purpose of professional development and advancement
• Encourages established GIS professionals to continue to hone their professional skills and ethical performance even as GIS technology changes

The GIS Certification Institute is an independent, non-profit organization providing the GIS community with a complete certification program. GISCI offers a positive method of developing value for professionals and employers in the GIS profession.

GISCI certification recognizes Warren Kron’s first-rate professional competence and integrity in the field of GIS. The City-Parish Planning Commission looks forward to supporting Warren’s continued professional development through the GISCI program's recertification process.

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