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Outreach and Partnerships

The goal of user engagement is to gather feedback on the products and services of The National Map so that future development will best meet USGS and Department of the Interior science objectives and provide the greatest value and impact for the Nation. 

Access 3DEP and BAA presentations/discussions to find outreach opportunities from National Map Liaisons.


The National Map partner and user engagement activities are conducted by a network of liaisons and coordinators:

  • User Engagement leadership in the National Geospatial Program (NGP) provides strategic direction and oversight to the range of The National Map partnership and user activities.
  • Federal Geospatial Liaisons work with the Federal Geographic Data Committee and other Federal agencies to develop and manage partnerships at the national and programmatic level to support development and use of The National Map.
  • Alaska Mapping Project Manager coordinates National Geospatial Program efforts to modernize mapping for the State of Alaska.
  • The National Map Liaisons facilitate partnerships and agreements that improve the data holdings and the products and services of The National Map. 
  • Associate National Map Liaisons are part-time liaisons who support both partnerships and user engagement and provide linkages to USGS science centers.


User Engagement Management Team

Name Location Phone Email Title
Becci Anderson Anchorage, AK 907-786-7042 User Engagement Chief
Chris Cretini Lafayette, LA 337-266-8621 UE Elevation Focus Area
Lead (Acting)
Tracy Fuller Nampa, ID 303-601-7652 UE Data Acquisition Focus
Area Lead | Alaska Mapping
Project Manager
Mitch Bergeson Maiden Rock, WI 715-670-8478 UE Hydrography Products
and Services Focus Area Lead
Greg Matthews Boulder, CO 303-202-4446 UE Published Map
Products and Services 
Focus Area Lead
Claire DeVaughan Lakeway, TX 512-671-0747 UE Federal Liaison | Communications
Focus Area Lead, Acting
Sherry Durst Elbert, CO 303-236-5408 Project Manager,
User Engagement


The National Map Liaisons

Name Location Phone Email National Map Liaison
for State(s)
Roger Barlow Reston, VA 703-648-5189 DC, DE, MD,
Mitch Bergeson Maiden Rock, WI 715-670-8478 IA, MN, WI
Tom Carlson Steilacoom, WA 253-552-1682 WA, OR, ID,
Chris Cretini Lafayette, LA 337-266-8621 LA, AR, NC,
Drew Decker San Diego, CA 619-225-6430 AZ, CA, HI,
Pacific Basin
Claire DeVaughan Lakeway, TX 512-927-3583 TX, OK, UT,
Alexandra Fredericks Cairo, GA 727-310-9335 FL, GA, PR,
Eliza Gross New Cumberland, PA 717-730-6973 NY, PA
Elaine Guidero Denver, CO 303-202-4517 ND, SD
George Heleine Flowood, MS 601-397-9615 MS, AL, TN
Kim Jones Salt Lake City, UT 801-908-5032 Northern CA,
Carol Lydic Longmont, CO 303-236-5436 CO, NM, WY
David Nail Rolla, MO 317-601-1385 IN, KY, IL,
Carol Ostergren Santa Cruz, CA 831-460-7539 CA, NV
Cynthia Rachol Lansing, MI 517-887-8943 MI, OH
Katherine Schipke Charleston, WV 304-347-5130 x236 Associate Liaison
Luke Sturtevant Augusta, ME 207-626-6624 Associate Liaison
Dan Walters Augusta, ME 207-626-6628 MA, ME, RI,
Brian Wright Anchorage, AK 907-201-0113 AK
Shane Wright Salt Lake City, UT 801-895-5964 Associate Liaison