IT Committee Info

Committee Report:

The VASWCD IT Committee presented the approved Plan of Work at the VASWCD Board Quarterly Board Meeting on March 31, 2016. The Plan of Work can be downloaded here — 2016 Plan of Work.

The VASWCD IT Committee presented its Committee Findings to the VASWCD Board and the full membership of the VASWCD at the December 2014 Annual Meeting. This report can be downloaded here – 2014 IT Committee Report.

While the above 2014 Report includes an executive summary of district IT trends, the detailed PowerPoint presentation of the results and trends observed in both the 2012 and 2014 Statewide IT Surveys can be accessed through DropBox here – IT Committee 2012 and 2014 Survey Results and Trends.

The VASWCD IT Committee also presented a summary of its efforts and strategies at the 2014 Southeast National Association of Conservation Districts region meeting. The PowerPoint presentation can be downloaded here – VASWCD IT Committee Presentation to SENACD.

For historical reference, the 2012 founding IT Committee report which highlights the background of committee work, IT principles, initial survey findings, and recommendations for further work can be downloaded here – VASWCD IT Committee Report. The PowerPoint presentation that was given by George Lamb, IT Chair, to the VASWCD membership summarizing the full report can be downloaded here – Annual Meeting Summary of 2012 IT Committee Info PowerPoint

Committee Background:

The VASWCD IT Committee was formed in January 2012.  We proposed a mission statement to the VASWCD Executive Committee that was approved in March 2012.  That statement includes the following:

1. Provide advice and capabilities for Districts to improve their IT capabilities and maintain a clearinghouse of IT best practices and options across Districts

2. Advise the VASWCD on IT issues and recommendations for systems that meet current and forecasted needs

3. Provide technical expertise when interacting with VASWCD partners

4. Monitor the IT environment that Districts participate in and comment when essential resources are insufficient for Conservation requirements

Advisory Role:

The Committee serves as an advisory body to the VASWCD Board and Executive Committee on IT issues, plans and programs.  It was created by the President of the VASWCD to accomplish the mission stated above.  It should seek and utilize technical information from local, state and federal partners and the private sector in developing options which will harmonize with and support the partners IT system architectures.

Committee Members:

  • George Lamb, Northern Virginia SWCD – Chair
  • Thomas Herbert, Henricopolis SWCD
  • Edna Justus, Big Sandy SWCD
  • Michael Trop, John Marshall SWCD
  • Kyle Hanes, Tri-County/City SWCD
  • Mary Johnson, John Marshall SWCD
  • Kris Dennen, Loudoun SWCD
  • Kendall Tyree, VASWCD
  • Roland Owens, DCR

Contact the VASWCD or George Lamb, IT Committee Chair with any questions about committee work or to join the SWCD IT discussion.