Emily Cohoon

GIS Analyst I

How long have you worked for Easton Utilities?

I’ve worked at Easton Utilities for just over 3 years.


Describe your job history at EU.

I started out working as an intern here in May 2018 and got hired as a GIS Analyst later that year. Since working here I have joined the Safety Committee and the Environmental Stewardship Committee and I have gotten involved with the Talbot County Young Professionals.


What is your favorite part of your job and working for EU?

My favorite part of working for Easton Utilities is how friendly everyone is. We are a family at EU and are always willing to help each other and the community.


During your service with EU, is there one key moment that stands out as significant or unique?

Working on the map for the Connect Talbot project felt very meaningful for me. The Connect Talbot project has an opportunity to bring high-speed internet, which has become an essential part of life this past year, to many homes in rural parts of the county that do not currently have internet.


What EU tradition is your favorite and why?

My favorite tradition is green day when we all plant trees and get to team up with people we don’t normally see around the office. It allows everyone to talk to people in the other departments. Plus we get to be outside and help beautify the areas where we plant the trees.


How do you feel EU positively impacts the community?

Easton Utilities is constantly helping out the community on a daily and annual basis. Between putting up Rudolph, planting trees, and helping customers figure out their utility bill, Easton Utilities is always working to better the Easton community. Plus with the Connect Talbot project we are not only helping the town of Easton but we are able to assist the county as well.


Describe your life outside of work.

Outside of work I enjoy spending my time in the outdoors hiking and geocaching. The time I spend indoors is usually spent with family and friends. I also enjoy playing a variety of board games that range from quick card games like Skip-Bo to larger campaign games that can weigh 30 pounds, like Gloomhaven.


Describe the members of your family and any pets.

I recently bought a house with my significant other, Michael and our bearded dragon. My family is from the area so it’s great having my support system so close that we can have lunch together some days. Both my father and my significant other also work with GIS as well so we are all able to ask each other questions and learn from one another.


What plans do you have for the future?

Eventually I would like to go back to school to get my Master’s degree so that I can make our GIS (Geographic Information System) even more efficient and be able to do more with the GIS software.


Anything else interesting you’d like to share?

My favorite place at Easton Utilities is the vault, where we keep all of the old plans, maps, and surveyor journals. Some of the plans in there are from the late 1800’s.