Amy’s GIS work at the South Florida Water Management District has kept us on the cutting edge of this technology. Her superior GIS knowledge and her willingness to assist on any project is known across the entire workforce—whether it is to provide an end product, provide guidance, or to teach others new GIS-related skills. Amy is a GIS powerhouse!
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.
Amy Peters | SFWMD
When Amy started her career as a field environmental scientist, she understood the need for quick, accurate, and user-friendly field data collection and post-field data analysis. Amy brought that understanding to South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), where she has worked for 15 years. She has managed over 20 field projects and trained hundreds of mobile workers including Burmese python eliminators, invasive vegetation managers, leased land inspectors, wildlife biologists, lake and coastal ecologists, and emergency debris monitors. When she is not working, Amy’s three beautiful children keep her busy.
Jim Trimble | WaterOne
Jim Trimble leads the Geospatial Services Department at Water District No. 1 of Johnson County, Kansas (WaterOne). Leveraging his GIS consulting background, Jim continually looks for opportunities to enable WaterOne with GIS capabilities. Jim considers his most important responsibility to be empowering his talented team to grow their GIS expertise and careers while delivering enterprise GIS to WaterOne. Since joining WaterOne in 2019, Jim has led efforts to migrate WaterOne’s GIS to the cloud, upgrade to ArcGIS 10.8.1, and implement ArcGIS Enterprise.
Jim Trimble has been a transformative leader for WaterOne’s GIS department. When Jim joined WaterOne, he inherited a legacy program. Jim steadily and effectively built trust-based relationships with management and the executive team, leading with curiosity, and earnestly listening to what our needs, dreams, and questions were. He has built a cohesive team of talented GIS professionals with a passion for applying their knowledge, skills, and tools to solving organizational problems.
Who's the next Esri water GIS hero?
Tell us about someone you know who uses GIS to create innovative solutions and inspire others.