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Meet Rebecca Wright, Project Planner

Where are you from and where do you live now? I am from Lakeland, Florida, and currently live in Gainesville, Florida. What do you do at FLO? I am a Project Planner. What’s rewarding about your job? I love serving leaders at the local...

Kent Martin Staff and Culture
Cemetery Data Comes to Life in ArcGIS Online

A recurring theme in GIS is utilizing technology to prevent crucial data from being lost to time. Recording data, managing it, and exchanging it from hand to hand over time leads to vulnerabilities. Cemetery data is one such example. Imagine...

Gavin Jaravata Mobile, desktop, and server applications
Meet Kent Martin, Senior Analyst

Where are you from and where do you live now? I grew up in Selah, Washington, a small town just north of Yakima. I have lived all around the state. I finished my undergraduate work in Bellingham, started my education career in Vancouver, and...

Leora Werner Staff and Culture
What is the Latest on the 2020 Census? Highlights from the Census Bureau’s Recent Update

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released a new blog post packed with information about what to expect when the much anticipated (and much delayed) 2020 Census data is released. Here are four key points from the post relevant to anyone...

Alex Brasch Spatial Analysis
FLO Analytics Promotes Grant Herbert, GISP, to Principal

FLO Analytics is proud to announce the promotion of Grant Herbert, GISP, to principal. For more than 16 years, Grant has provided GIS expertise to local and national (United States, United Kingdom, and New Zealand) governments;...

Tyler Vick Staff and Culture
Recognizing the Service of Our Public Partners

Since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week has been observed during the first week of May. The week is dedicated to recognizing the people who serve our nation as federal, state, county, local, and tribal government employees. Our team has...

Leora Werner Local Government, School Districts, Staff and Culture
FLO President Becomes an Admin for a Day

On Friday, April 16, 2021, I had the opportunity to work as an administrative teammate. I was told to be on-site in our Portland office at 8:00 a.m., bring a mask, and remember social distancing requirements. I decided to get to the office a...

Steven P. Taylor Staff and Culture
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at FLO: Progress and Future Plans

In 2019, FLO launched a diversity, equity, and inclusion initiative. Three core values guide DEI at FLO: Everyone deserves a safe, equitable, and inclusive workplace. We can better serve the communities where we work by increasing...

Leora Werner Staff and Culture
Redistricting for Local Governments: What You Need to Know

When people think about redistricting, the first thing that comes to mind is usually congressional districts. However, many local government agencies are also required to reapportion their voting districts every ten years. Due to challenges...

Kimi Shigetani Local Government
The 2020 Census Delay and Local Redistricting

The statutory deadline for the delivery of apportionment data for the 2020 census has passed, and we’re still waiting to hear exactly when the Census Bureau will release the data. That means local public agencies are still in the dark about...

John McKenzie Government