FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2006
GOVERNOR BARBOUR APPOINTS CARR TO COORDINATING COUNCIL FOR REMOTE SENSING
(Jackson, Mississippi)—Governor Haley Barbour today announced the appointment of Chuck Carr, of Jackson, to the Mississippi Coordinating Council for Remote Sensing and Graphic Information Systems. This council coordinates remote sensing and geographic information system activities within the state and ensures policies and standards to make it easier for remote sensing and geographic information system users to share information and to facilitate cost-sharing arrangements.
“I am proud that Chuck accepted this position to serve on the council,” Governor Barbour said. “His years of experience in the geographic information field make him well-qualified to fill this role, and I am confident he will be a great asset to the citizens of Missisisppi.”
Carr graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in community and regional planning in 1981. Upon graduation Chuck was employed by Central Mississippi Planning and Development District, where he has been directly involved in numerous areas of community and regional planning including but not limited to public facilities planning, future land use planning, transit planning, transportation planning, grant preparation, zoning and subdivision code preparation, demographic analysis, redistricting, and E 911 emergency response system development.
Carr now serves as manager of the CMPDD’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Division, where he oversees the operation of computer mapping services provided by the District. This division provides highly technical computerized mapping support to staff planners involved in planning projects throughout the State of Mississippi.