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For more than 85 years, the Institute of Government has worked with public officials throughout Georgia and around the world to improve governance and people's lives. From Georgia's early days as a largely agrarian state with a modest population to its modern-day status as a national and international force in business, industry, and politics with a population of almost 10 million, the Institute has helped government leaders navigate change and forge strong directions for a better Georgia.

Karen Payne

Senior Public Service Associate
Information Technology Outreach Services

Karen Payne uses geographic information systems (GIS) and other spatial and information technologies to help organizations worldwide that are involved in humanitarian aid and disaster relief. Many of these services are provided through a contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development. Prior to joining the Institute, she worked with university, state, and federal entities, examining issues related to water quality, invasive species, and nonpoint source pollution. She has extensive experience in land-use mapping and other environmental and archaeological GIS applications.

Areas of Expertise: spatial technologies, open source data management, international capacity building, project management, grant writing

Education: Ph.D., Australian National University

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Karen Payne

Karen Payne
706.542.7766
kapayneuga.edu

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