Chris Dunn

me2Manager and Owner: Chris Dunn  Chris holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri, and both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts from the Department of Geography at Kansas State University. Chris is a licensed attorney in good standing with the Missouri Bar. As a former urban planner and city department head with 20 years of experience, Chris focuses on creating geospatial products to help decision-makers recognize and understand the complex geospatial relationship between their activities and the spatial distribution of various human and environmental factors.  These factors include land use, population distribution, race, income, health, employment, crime rates, and a myriad of other social factors. Using his education, years of experience and the newest spatial technology, such as mash-ups in Google Earth, Chris can tell a story and demonstrate relationships that would not be apparent to the nonprofessional if the same information were presented in simple maps, tables, or graphs. This is where Chris’ geographic perspective is critical.

Using his education, years of experience and the newest spatial technology, such as mash-ups in Google Earth, Chris can tell a story and demonstrate relationships that would not be apparent to the nonprofessional if the same information were presented in simple maps, tables, or graphs. This is where Chris’ geographic perspective is critical.

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Chris is a US Army veteran.

Contact Chris at info@geovelo.org

Chris Dunn’s Unofficial Curriculum Vitae

– Updated October 2017

You are not granted permission to proffer the following list of professional qualifications and achievements without my prior written permission.


PRESENTER – INSTRUCTOR:

  • Arkansas GIS Users Forum – Keynote Address, My Weird Career Path Leading Towards Geospatial Law. 40 Minutes. (October 4, 2017)
  • Arkansas GIS Users Forum – Annual Conference, Geospatial Law 2017. (1) State open records acts & geospatial data acts, (2) Liability & sovereign immunity, (3) Government-held geospatial data & copyrights, etc.4-hour course (October 3, 2017)
  • Missouri Mappers – Annual Conference, Geospatial Law 2017 for the keepers of the records. 4-hour course. (August 2, 2017)
  • Geospatial Law, MOGISCON2017 (Missouri GIS Convention 2017), Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, Missouri. Topics: (1) State open records acts & geospatial data acts, (2) Liability & sovereign immunity, (3) Government-held geospatial data & copyrights, etc. 4-hour course. (February 20, 2017)
  • Why RSMo § 67.1850 is Bad for Your Community, MOGISCON2017 (Missouri GIS Convention 2017) RSMo § 67.1850 is the state statute governing the control, pricing and release conditions for local government GIS data in Missouri. 60-minute course. (February 21, 2017)
  • Geospatial Law, MAGIC (Mid America GIS Consortium), Johnson County Convention Center, Overland Park, Kansas. 8 Hour Course. (April 24, 2016)
  • MPCA & GIS, Missouri Primary Care Association, Membership Meeting. 20-minute teleconference presentation. (July, 15, 2015)
  • Sierra Club v. Orange County: The California Supreme Court Declares Publicly Held GIS Data is an Open Record, MAGIC (Mid America GIS Consortium) Mid States Data Warehouse Committee. 30-minute teleconference presentation. (August 30, 2013)
  • Constitutional Land Use Mistakes in Zoning, Kansas Association of Counties Planning & Zoning Officials, Rock Springs Ranch, Kansas. 1-hour presentation. (April 22, 2015)
  • Missouri’s Local Government GIS Data, Who Really Ought to Own It? Missouri Geographic Information Systems Advisory Council (MGISAC), Jefferson City, Missouri. 30-minute presentation. (January 10, 2013)
  • HealthTran Implements GIS, Missouri Rural Health Conference, Columbia, Missouri 20-minute presentation. (November 19, 2014)
  • Geospatial Medical Law, University of Missouri, School of Law, Health Law Society, 20-minute presentation. (October 10, 2014)
  • Geographic Information Systems for Health Care, Truman Medical Center, Board of Directors. Kansas City, Missouri. 30-minute presentation. (May 31, 2013)
  • GPS vs. Surveying, University of Missouri, School of Law, Guest Lecturer, Real Estate Transfers Class, Wilson Freyermuth, Professor. 20-minute presentation. (October 31, 2012)
  • Multiple Land Use Topics, Kansas Association of Counties (1996- 2000)
  • Multiple Land Use Topics, Kansas League of Municipalities (1999-2000)
  • Urban Land Redevelopment, Kansas University – School of Urban Planning –  (2007)
  • Developing a Rural Trail Plan with GIS, MARC (Mid America Regional Council) – Leavenworth County Trail System, (2009)

EDUCATION:

  • Juris Doctor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO (2014)
  • Master of Arts, Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (1994)
  • Bachelor of Science, Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS (1993)

SIGNIFICANT URBAN PLANNING PROJECTS:

  • Comprehensive Development Regulations, Project Manager & Author (2011)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Project Manager (2011)
  • City-Wide Trail Master Plan, Steering Committee Member (2010)
  • Code Enforcement Procedures Manual, Author (2010)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Citizen Board Member (2010)
  • Arterial Appearance Overlay District (AAOD) Regulations, Author (2010)
  • County Port Authority Trails Group, Team Leader (2006 – 2011)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Project Manager (2007)
  • Plum Creek, PL 566 Public Water Reservoir Project, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Horton, Kansas (2004 – 2005)
  • Plum Creek: Water is Life, Movie Producer & Tribal Webmaster, Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Horton, Kansas (2004)
  • (2) All Hazards Mitigation Plan, (Stafford Act Complaint Plans) (2002)
  • Comprehensive Land Use Plan, Staff Member (1999)
  • Ingram’s Magazine, City-County Coordinator for 2 editions (2007 & 2009)

POSITIONS HELD:

  • Chair, Development Review Committee, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2009 to 2011)
  • Secretary, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Commission, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2008 to 2011)
  • Secretary, Historic Preservation Commission, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2008 to 2011)
  • Secretary, Planning Commission, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2008 to 2011)
  • Secretary, Zoning Board, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2008 to 2011)
  • Secretary, Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Leavenworth, Kansas. (2008 to 2011)
  • Secretary, Planning Commission, Leavenworth County, Kansas. (2005 to 2008)
  • Secretary, Zoning Board, Leavenworth County, Kansas. (2005 to 2008)
  • Secretary, Board of Zoning Appeals, Leavenworth County, Kansas. (2005 to 2008)
  • Secretary, Planning Commission, Ford County, Kansas. (1998 to 2000)
  • Secretary, Zoning Board, Ford County, Kansas. (1998 to 2000)
  • Secretary, Board of Zoning Appeals, Ford County, Kansas. (1998 to 2000)

CITIZEN-VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HELD:

  • Chair, St. Joseph, MO, City Planning Commission Chair (2010)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS & TRAINING:

  • Missouri Bar Association, (2014-Current)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), American Planning Association, Chicago, IL. (2003-2015)
  • Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM), Association of State Floodplain Managers, Madison, WI. (2008-2011) Retired this certification because I changed positions.
  • Systematic Development of Informed Consent, Institute for Participatory Management and Planning (MODOT) (2003)
  • Transportation Corridor Access Management (2000)
  • Certified Water Well Driller, Kansas Department of Health and Environment (1998)
  • Equal Opportunity Counselor, U.S. Army (1990)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Regional Bomb Technicians Seminar (1989)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Technician (1989)
  • Radiation Protection Officer (1987)
  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist (1986)

AWARDS:

  • The Dean’s Pro Bono Service Certificate, University of Missouri School of Law (2014)
  • Pioneer Award, Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association, The Urban planning project team award for the Downtown/North Leavenworth City of Leavenworth Redevelopment Master Plan (2010)
  • Service Award, Kansas Chapter of the American Planning Association (2008)
  • Best Industrial (Documentary) Movie, Plum Creek – Water is Life, American Indian Film Institute, Film Producer (2004) – Yes, I am an award-winning film producer.  Even I can’t believe that one.
  • Honorary Deputy Marshal, Dodge City, Kansas (2002)
  • Graduate, Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) School, (NAVSCOLEOD) Indian Head, MD. (1989)
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1981)

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Missouri Bar Association, (2014-Current)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners, (AICP) Chicago, Ill (2003 – 2015)
  • American Planning Association, (APA): Chicago, Ill – National, Missouri, and Kansas Chapters (2000-2015 Kansas Chapter Secretary; (2007-2009)
  • Kansas Association of Planning & Zoning Officials (KACPZO); (1998-2007), President (2000), Webmaster (2000-2007)
  • The Centre for Spatial Law and Policy, Richmond, Virginia (2013 – Current)
  • Black Law Student’s Association, University of Missouri, Member (2012-2014)
  • Federalist Society, University of Missouri Chapter, Chapter Vice President (2011)

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

  • Representative, University of Missouri School of Law at the Kansas State University Law Day. (September 9, 2016)
  • MU School of Law Class of 2014 Pledge Drive, Co-Chair, Nominated by the Faculty (2014)
  • Ambassadors, University of Missouri School of Law (2012-2014)
  • Welcome Home, Inc., Board Member, Columbia, MO, Member (2013)
  • Planning Commissioner, City of St. Joseph, MO, Commission, Member (2004-2009), Chair (2008-2009)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster (2003-2006), Scoutmaster (2006-2007) Troop Committee Chair (2007-2008)
  • BSA Merit Badge Counselor: Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Emergency Preparedness, Automotive Maintenance, Disability Awareness, & Cycling (2003-2010)
  • Kansas State University Child Care Center, Board Member (1992-1994), Chair (1993-1994)

EXPERT WITNESS: CRIME SCENE MODELING

  • Digital 3-D Crime Scene Reconstruction, Expert Witness, Habeas Corpus, Actual Innocence, Appeal, (2014)

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Boone County Bar Association

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