Esri water GIS heroes inspire


Each month, the Esri water team will highlight a GIS hero from the Esri water community. These heroes are leaders within the GIS community and true GIS champions. As proven problem solvers, they have gained deep respect from colleagues. Their genuine love of GIS inspires others to imagine how GIS can help them achieve their own ambitious goals. Join us in celebrating these industry leaders who are making a difference every day.

Amanda Parisi | WJCUD


Amanda Parisi leads the GIS group at West Jackson County Utility District (WJCUD). She has taken on many responsibilities and is continuously improving their GIS. Amanda has taken the GIS department to the next level by implementing data collection applications that have enabled a more seamless asset management environment and engaged local developers by providing easy access to data. Her GIS-based dashboards provide internal employees with a way to easily understand data. Amanda works to maintain WJCUD water and sewer maps and empowers staff across WJCUD.

A portrait of Amanda Parisi

Anthony Pologruto | MAWC


With the motto of “saving the world- one map at a time,” Anthony Pologruto is well adapted to his roles at the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County (MAWC). Anthony has a background of collaborating with members of local governments, emergency management, and the public. He brings a profound skillset that blends mapping and analysis with the ability to communicate across all clients and users. As a self-proclaimed geoenabler with the goal of resilience, Anthony’s cool-as-a-cucumber style allows him to manage pressure and makes him an ultimate part of the team.  

A portrait of Anthony Pologruto

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Who's the next Esri water GIS hero?


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