City of Piqua hires new GIS project manager


For the Miami Valley Today

PIQUA — The city of Piqua recently announced Kelley Allen as the new Geographic Information System (GIS) project manager. Allen is an experienced GIS analyst and technician with 5-plus years of managing, mapping, designing, and maintaining web content.

The new GIS project manager position will be responsible for designs, developing, writing, implementing, and maintaining GIS that accommodates use by all city departments.

“The city of Piqua has not utilized a Geographical Information System (GIS) to manage information in a location based tool. By using GIS, the city will progress into a best practice of using GIS as the authoritative data of record based on parcel or location data. Hiring the right person to manage GIS and produce interactive mapping will be immensely beneficial for the administration to share the data with the public,” said Piqua City Manager Paul Oberdorfer.

Allen previously served as the GIS analyst for Montgomery County Environmental Services with a focus on web applications and services for ArcGIS Online and Portal. She has extensive knowledge in spearheading technology projects, including building large-scale countywide cached ortho imagery for mobile devices and desktop applications.

Human Resources Director Catherine Bogan said, “Kelley is a dynamic professional in this field, and we are extremely confident in her unique skill-set, which includes extensive public sector experience. Her ability to drive progress within the city’s GIS capabilities will be paramount to our organizational success.”

Allen is a graduate Cum Laude from Miami University with a bachelor in Environmental Science and Geographical Information Systems. She holds certificates in Geographical Information Services and Environmental Education.

“I am thrilled to be here and supporting the city of Piqua while we grow our GIS technology and solutions,” stated Allen.

Allen resides in Kettering with her two children. In their free time, they enjoy being outside hiking, riding bikes, playing, and being active.

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