Interior Department Seeks Nominations for National Geospatial Advisory Committee

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced [DOI News Release] on July 6 that the Interior Department is seeking nominations for membership on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).

Nominations for appointment to the NGAC should be submitted electronically to by August 21, 2009.  Nominations may be addressed to "NGAC Review Panel."  Nominations may be submitted on behalf of others, or individuals may self-nominate.  Nominations should include:

  • Contact information for the nominee (name, title, organization, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number).
  • A statement summarizing the nominee's qualifications and interest in NGAC membership and describing the nominee's ability to represent a stakeholder group.
  • A biographical sketch, resume, or vita.
  • One letter of reference and a list of two additional references with contact information. 

Please do not submit additional references or letters of recommendation, they will not be considered by the review panel.  Final decisions on appointments to the committee will be made by the Secretary of the Interior.

The NGAC provides advice and recommendations on Federal geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum to convey views representative of partners in the geospatial community.  The NGAC was established by the Department of the Interior on behalf of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

The NGAC includes 25-30 members, selected to generally achieve a balanced representation of the viewpoints of the various partners involved in national geospatial activities.  NGAC members are appointed for staggered terms, and approximately one-half of the seats on the committee will be appointed during this round of appointments.


For additional information or questions, please contact John Mahoney (, 206-220-4621)