Union County is home of the historic Lewisburg, Mifflinburg and New Berlin Boroughs, Bucknell University, Evangelical Community Hospital, RB Winter State Park and Bald Eagle State Forest and a few federal penitentiaries (but who is counting).
The Union County GIS Department has recently gone through some changes in the last year with staff and administration. Susan Reese is still there as Director. Madeline Schuster has moved into the Field Assessor/GIS Technician position in the Assessment Department and has recently acquired her CPE. This move was looked at as a benefit to the county for keeping better assessment records and mapping, especially with the implementation of a new CAMA. Amanda Smolock has left for new employment in the project management field of healthcare. Kevin Hess was recently hired for her GIS Specialist position. Kevin is a Shippensburg University graduate and also came with acquired county experience through an internship with Adams County.
Union County is continuing to share GIS for Snyder County and has been since 2015. More recently the 911 Departments have merged as well and combined are named Central Susquehanna Regional 911 (CSR911). As part of that merger a new 911 CAD has been implemented in the new communication center located in Selinsgrove at the prior Snyder County 911 building. Aside, from regular county GIS data maintenance we are moving towards a more open approach to include open data within the next year and more maps and apps for end users.
The GIS Department works with the other county offices on a daily basis and slowly educating the end users to learn GIS and how to utilize in daily workflows.
To visit our webpage on the county site to see links to our online maps, click here.