David Brandt is the GIS Coordinator for Washington County and serves as Vice Chair for the MetroGIS Coordinating Committee. With over 20 years of experience with GIS technology, he has worked at the City of Stillwater, Dakota County, Xcel Energy and Washington County. At Washington County, he manages all aspects of the enterprise-wide GIS architecture and coordinates the use of GIS across the county. For the past several years he has also taught Advanced GIS at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls as an adjunct instructor and is currently a masters candidate in the Sustainable Community Development program. In 2009, the MN GIS/LIS Consortium awarded him the Polaris Leadership Award in recognition for his collaborative GIS work and involvement in statewide initiatives.