Sep 11, 2019
Dr. Carmelle Terbough, Essex Club Lions President
Essex Lions Club and GIS & Sustainable Business

Dr. Carmelle Terbough is the 2019 President of Essex Lions Club.  She will give Essex Rotary members a summary of the work of Essex Lions.  You can follow the Essex Junction Lions Club here on Facebook.  She will emphasize the five (5) missions of Lions.  

Part of the motivation for connecting with Carmelle and the Essex Junction Lions comes from our new District Governor.  In his introductory statement, he challenged Rotary Clubs to seek collaboration with others in our community who place service above self.  To further make the collaboration point, DG Fox will join us on Sept. 25 at our first breakfast meeting.  And, to further the Lions / Rotary connection, Essex Rotary member Evan Teich will address the Essex Lions Club on Sept 25.  

Carmelle is also a geographer who works out of her home for ESRI, the company that leads the world in the use of GIS in mapping and digital platforms.  To connect her talk to the work of Rotary International, she will address the use of GIS in eradicating polio.   In additional, we will learn how GIS can be used to promote sustainable business and sustainable business practices.

Here is Carmelle's impressive bio from the ESRI website.  Essex is luck to have Carmelle living in our communtiy and working remotely.


Dr. Carmelle Terborgh is the lead account manager of the Nonprofit and Global Organizations team at Esri, focusing on Sustainable Development. She has more than 25 years of experience applying GIS to urban management, humanitarian assistance, food security, and sustainable resource management. Prior to joining Esri in 1996, Dr. Terborgh was a research associate at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR); and during 2004-2005, worked as the Senior GeoInformation Consultant at the World Bank. Dr. Terborgh has served as the Chair of the Societal Impacts Committee and the Industry Advisory Council of the Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI) Association. She has a B.S. in Forestry, and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Geography, specializing in GIS.