Congrats, Jeff Brown!

Many congratulations to Jeff Brown, longtime GIS professional and CURISA member, on his recent retirement.

Many of us owe Jeff for his contribution to GIS in North Carolina in particular.  If you haven’t had the opportunity to meet or work with Jeff along the way, we have included a Bio from NCCGIA Director Tim Johnson below this last sighting of Jeff.  Let the celebrations begin!

Best wishes and congratulations from CURISA Jeff!


Jeff Brown recently retired from state government after 27 years of distinguished service. It began in 1992 in the Office of State Planning where he served as Lead Analyst for Performance Analysis. His work involved the development of outcome measures for state agencies as North Carolina pursued performance-based budgeting. In 1996, Jeff accepted a position with the Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (CGIA), where he served in various roles over the subsequent 23 years including project developer, project manager, and most recently as manager of the CGIA Coordination Program in support of the Geographic Information Coordinating Council (GICC). He could be counted on as a key collaborator and contributor to successful GIS efforts with his inclusive approach to every activity. The groundbreaking work to achieve a statewide parcels dataset was exemplary as a combined effort of many state and local government partners to achieve a common goal that benefits public and private sector users of geospatial data.