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Meet McKay Larrabee, Senior GIS Analyst

Where are you from and where do you live now? I am from Michigan (huge metropolis of Dimondale) by way of North Carolina (Asheville and Chapel Hill). I currently live in southeast Portland and love it! What do you do at FLO? I serve...

Pam Grater Staff and Culture
Now Working at FLO! Six New Professionals Join the Team

Get to know the six new professionals who have joined the FLO team! Are you interested in working with us? For current job openings, please visit our online application...

Pam Grater Staff and Culture
FLO Analytics Opens East Coast Office & Announces New Senior Analyst John McKenzie

With the opening of FLO’s new office near Boston, Massachusetts, East Coast local governments, utilities, school districts, businesses, and nonprofits seeking bold and innovative solutions that will improve their communities now have greater...

Tyler Vick Staff and Culture
AWC GIS Consortium Gains New Members From All Over the Map

The Association of Washington Cities (AWC) GIS Consortium continues to gain members from all corners of Washington State, representing the diverse GIS and data needs of Washington communities large and small. Read on to learn about how FLO,...

Tyler Vick GIS Support and Development, Government
Stop the brain drain! Asset Management Best Practices for Preserving Institutional Knowledge

I've got some important questions for you: Do you rely on employees with the most experience and expertise to provide context for projects and historical knowledge about key assets? Are these employees your go-to resource for records and...

Grant Herbert, GISP Asset Management
Meet Ruth McColly, Senior GIS Analyst

Where are you from and where do you live now? I was born and raised in the Tri-Cities (Richland, Washington). I had a few stints in New York and Texas in my younger years and traveled around and worked on the West Coast after graduate...

Grant Herbert, GISP Staff and Culture
Meet Jerry Oelerich, Senior Analyst

Where are you from and where do you live now? I grew up in Iowa along the Mississippi River. I remember that there were a lot of cornfields, but I don’t like corn! So perhaps that wasn’t the ideal setting for me. My family moved to the...

Tyler Vick Staff and Culture
School District Planning Takes Center Stage at FLO’s WASBO Conference Presentation

Join us for a presentation on the fundamentals of successful school district planning activities, focusing on enrollment forecasting, school siting, and boundary reviews. We will cover how to plan for these activities, how to do them, and why...

Tyler Vick School Districts
Now Working at FLO: New Professionals Join the Team!

Get to know the newest members of the FLO team! Alison Guse, GIS technician, has a diverse background in GIS, environmental science, and environmental engineering.  She has served as project manager for several air- and water-related...

Pam Grater Staff and Culture
GIS for Land Trusts: What You Need to Know

After working with land trusts across the Northwest and with nonprofit land trust advocates Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts and Land Trust Alliance, senior GIS analyst Jenny Axelrod has some thoughts on how conservation organizations can use...

Tyler Vick Conservation
FLO Welcomes New Senior GIS Analyst and GIS Technician

Two experienced GIS professionals have joined the FLO team—McKay Larrabee, senior GIS analyst, and Jenna Putnam, GIS technician. Both will lend their skills and experience primarily to our growing school district work. McKay is a North...

Pam Grater Staff and Culture
Grant Herbert Featured in WAURISA Newsletter

A version of this article was originally shared in the Washington State Chapter of the Urban and Regional information Systems Association (WAURISA) newsletter in fall 2018. Building the Data Pillager by Grant Herbert GIS are an...

Grant Herbert, GISP GIS Support and Development