Local governments add value to their local datasets by sharing them with state agencies for statewide compilations such as NC Parcels. The purpose of the Local Government Committee is:

  1. To advise the N.C. Geographic Information Coordinating Council on issues, problems and opportunities related to GIS within local governments in North Carolina.
  2. To inform local government users of geographic information about the status of GIS activities in the state, GIS efforts in state government and the actions of the GICC.

Associations Represented on the LGC

The LGC is comprised of one representative from each of the following organizations:

  • Association of Regional Council Executive Directors
  • Carolina Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association
  • N.C. Association of County Commissioners
  • N.C. Chapter of the American Planning Association
  • N.C. League of Municipalities
  • N.C. Local Government Information Systems Association
  • N.C. Property Mappers Association
  • N.C. Geographic Information Coordinating Council (appointment by the chair)

The Value of GIS – Are You on the Map?

Have you told your story that highlights the value of GIS in your local government in North Carolina?

A story map http://arcg.is/2fapfyJ features local governments' award-winning uses of geospatial data and tools, with maps, graphics and brief narratives. Local governments in North Carolina are invited to enter and click the blue “participate” button and add graphics and text to tell stories about the ways GIS meets needs and informs decisions.  

ESRI Master Purchase Agreement

The N.C. Department of Information Technology signed an Enterprise License Agreement with ESRI in effect through June 30, 2018, which includes a master purchase agreement for local governments.

Committee Information


Name Representing Title Organization
Natalie Walton-Corbett, Chair NCLM IT, GIS Coordinator City of Greenville
Gerald Faulkner At Large - APWA Water Treatment Plant Manager City of Kannapolis
Malinda Ford N.C. ARCED Piedmont Triad Regional Council  Council of Government
Jeff Hyder NCPMA GIS Administrator Madison County
Josh Norwood NCLGISA GIS Manager Pender County
Todd Shanley GICC Chief Information Officer Cabarrus County
Ben Strauss NCACC Senior GIS Analyst Wake County
Richard Tuinstra CURISA Senior GIS Manager City of Wilmington
Alice Wilson  APA-NC GIS Coordinator City of New Bern
LGC Appointments      
Statewide Mapping Advisory Committee  
Joseph Battinelli   Business & Location Innovative Services Supervisor Cabarrus County
Alice Wilson   GIS coordinator City of New Bern
Board on Geographic Names    
Amy Durden   GIS coordinator Elizabeth City
Technical Advisory Committee    
Tobin Bradley   System architect Mecklenburg County
Hydrography Working Group  
Marlena Isley   GIS manager Alamance County
Working Group on Orthoimagery and Elevation  
Josh Norwood   GIS manager Pender County
Natalie Walton-Corbett   IT, GIS coordinator City of Greenville
Working Group for Seamless Parcels  
Katie Doherty   GIS and E911 Addressing Administrator Rutherford County


View upcoming GICC events.

Past meetings with associated materials: Past GICC events

Bylaws and Work Plans

Local government agencies in North Carolina are major users of GIS technology and are developers of geospatial data. The LGC serves as a forum for organizations that represent local government GIS users and data producers in the state. The LGC prepares an annual work plan that directs the work of the committee and documents its accomplishments.

Newsletters and Other Documents


If there are issues or concerns that you would like the LGC to address, please contact the chair, elected by the members of the LGC.

Current Chair: Natalie Walton-Corbett, 252-329-4108

Staff Support: Colleen Kiley 919-754-6584 and Tim Johnson 919-754-6588