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C O R P O R AT E A N N U A L R E P O R T | 9 7 Katherine Matutes, Director of Health & Wellness, Jewish Community Center Lexie McGillis, Research Associate, United Way of Central Indiana Kevin Mickey, Director, Professional Development & Geospatial Education, Polis Center at IUPUI Karissa Morris, Administrative Program Specialist, Second Helpings Darcey Palmer-Shultz, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters Anna Price, Director of Development, Jewish Community Center Donita Roberts, Grants & Administration Coordinator, Sheltering Wings Sven Schumacher, CEO, Lutheran Child & Family Services Nora Spitznogle, Director of Programs, Second Helpings Jennifer Vigran, CEO, Second Helpings Barbara Walters, Staff Accountant, Lutheran Child & Family Services Amanda Zimmerman, Information Analyst, Early Learning Indiana Geoinformatics Key Accomplishments Regional Projects • Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy: We developed a Health Work Force Mapper and conducted data conversion, enabling the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy at Indiana University School of Medicine to evaluate healthcare access and implementation and to further meet their goals of informing health policy, promoting public health, and improving healthcare delivery through research. • City of Carmel Story Map: Developed a story map of the City of Carmel that illustrates the recent history and development of the city. With this story map, the people of Carmel will be able to visualize the growth and development of their community through the compelling medium of maps, encouraging them to appreciate their heritage and cultural assets and to envision further progress heading into the future. State Projects • Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS): Partnering with the IDHS and FEMA Region 5, we created hazard mitigation plans for the following counties: Clay, Greene, Jennings, Knox, Morgan, Posey, Putnam, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Switzerland, Union, Warrick, Marshall, Ripley, and St. Joseph. • Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) >Risk MAP: Continuing our partnership with IDNR for the eighth year, our work has focused on FEMA’s Risk MAP program, which is aimed at assisting local communities with their mitigation efforts. >Indiana Floodplain Information Web Portal (INFIP): The Polis Center assists in maintaining and improving the IDNR GIS data used in the Indiana Floodplain Information Web Portal (INFIP). >South Carolina Emergency Management Division: Polis is designing a multi-hazards mitigation planning platform for the South Carolina Emergency Management Division to support the state in the development of their hazards mitigation planning efforts and to monitor their progress. • Building Inventory Toolkits >Georgia: We developed a building inventory toolkit for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, which estimated losses for floods and hurricanes and also included Hazus and risk assessment reports. Hazus is a nationally applicable standardized methodology that estimates potential losses from earthquakes, hurricane winds, floods, and tsunamis. >Maryland: The Polis Center created a building inventory toolkit for the Maryland Emergency Management Agency that equipped them with the tools necessary for estimating flood and hurricane losses. 9