Chris Dunn

Chris Dunn
Christopher W. Dunn, BS, MA, JD

A Brief Biography

Chris Dunn holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri School of Law, 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 Dunn 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.

Chris Dunn is a US Army veteran, and served as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Sergeant in combat during Desert Storm.

 

 


Chris Dunn’s Unofficial Curriculum Vitae

Please Note: Attorneys are not granted permission to proffer the following list of professional qualifications and achievements without my prior written permission. Email me to request my updated expert witness CV at Chris.Dunn@GeoVelo.com


PUBLICATIONS

Rediscovering the Trail of Tears – Missouri Humanities – Fall/Winter 2018 (Coming Soon)

SCHEDULED PRESENTATIONS

PRESENTER – INSTRUCTOR

  • American Association for State and Local History – It Turns Out Mapping the Trail of Tears In Missouri Is More Difficult Than You Might Imagine (September, 29, 2018 – Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Missouri Mappers, 2018 Annual Conference – Keynote Address (August 9, 2018 – Springfield, Missouri)
  • Missouri Realtors® 2018 April Business Conference, Realtors® Land Institute – Why All Maps are Inherently Inaccurate, (April 24, 2018 – St. Charles, Missouri) 3.0 Hours Missouri CLE
  • University of Missouri, School of Law, 2017 Veterans Clinic Symposium, Keynote Presentation Using Geospatial Data to Establish a Nexus Between the Veteran’s Claim and Their Injury.  (November 10, 2017, Columbia, Missouri) 1.0 Hour Missouri CLE
  • MidAmerica GIS Consortium, MAGIC 2018, Annual Conference – Geospatial Law 101 (Omaha, Nebraska, April 27, 2018
  • Arkansas 2017 GIS Users Forum – Keynote Address, My Weird Career Path Leading Towards Geospatial Law. 40 Minutes. (October 4, 2017)
  • Arkansas 2017 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 – 2017 Annual Conference – Geospatial Law 2017 for the keepers of the records. 4-hour course. (August 2, 2017)
  • MOGISCON2017 (Missouri GIS Convention 2017) – Geospatial Law 101 -Topics: (1) State open records acts & geospatial data acts, (2) Liability & sovereign immunity, (3) Government-held geospatial data & copyrights, etc. 4-hour course. (Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, Missouri, February 20, 2017)
  • MOGISCON2017 (Missouri GIS Convention 2017) – Why RSMo § 67.1850 is Bad for Your Community,  RSMo § 67.1850 is the state statute governing the control, pricing and release conditions for local government GIS data in Missouri. 60-minute course. (Tan-Tar-A, Osage Beach, Missouri, February 20, 2017)
  • MAGIC (Mid America GIS Consortium) Geospatial Law, 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)
  • MAGIC (Mid America GIS Consortium) Mid States Data Warehouse Committee – Sierra Club v. Orange County: The California Supreme Court Declares Publicly Held GIS Data is an Open Record, A 30-minute teleconference presentation. (Teleconference, August 30, 2013)
  • Kansas Association of Counties Planning & Zoning Officials, Constitutional Land Use Mistakes in Zoning, 1-hour presentation. (Rock Springs Ranch, Kansas. April 22, 2015)
  • MGISAC (Missouri Geographic Information Systems Advisory Council) Missouri’s Local Government GIS Data, Who Really Ought to Own It?   30-minute presentation. (Jefferson City, Missouri, January 10, 2013)
  • Missouri Rural Health Conference, HealthTran Implements GIS, 20-minute presentation.  (Columbia, Missouri, 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, Jefferson City, Missouri (2014-Current)
  • American Institute of Certified Planners, (AICP) Chicago, Illinois (2003 – 2015)
  • American Planning Association, (APA): Chicago, Illinois – 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)
  • Black Law Students Association, University of Missouri, Member (2012-2014)
  • Federalist Society, University of Missouri Chapter, Chapter Vice President (2011-2012)

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)

Several Other Case – Which are not yet in the public domain.

TESTIMONY IN AN EXPERT’S CAPACITY

Testified before the First Circuit Court of Kansas, Leavenworth County, Kansas on behalf of the plaintiff in Board of Leavenworth County Comm’rs v. Whitson, 281 Kan. 678, 132 P.3d 920, 132 P.2d 920 (2006). My testimony related to the land use regulation scheme in effect at the time of an alleged violation.

Prepared demonstrative exhibits used in court and testified before the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Missouri, Cole County Missouri, on behalf of the appellate in Anthony Williams #517097 v. Jeff Norman, 13AC-CC00376 (2014). The case was a habeas corpus, actual innocence appeal. I created a digital 3-dimensional crime scene model and produced multiple exhibits using the state’s evidence and testified to the model’s applicability.

CURRENT BAR MEMBERSHIPS

Missouri Bar Association
Boone County Bar Association

*The Practice of Law: While I maintain my credentials as a licensed Missouri attorney, I no longer maintain an active and open legal practice.  I keep up to date on the Missouri Bar’s required continuing legal education (CLEs) but I do not take any legal clients.  Further, GeoVelo is not a law firm. GeoVelo’s strong growth since its inception forced me to pick a path.  While being a practicing attorney was enjoyable, my heart has always been in the geospatial arts.  And just in case anyone wants to get picky, always remember, “[t]he choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.”

– Updated 20181022