Austin Bodin is the GIS Administrator for the City of San Marcos with 11 years of experience in both the public and private sector.
Born and raised in Edmond, OK, he attended the University of Oklahoma and Texas State University, earning a B.S. in Geography in 2010 and a Master of Applied Geography (M.A.Geo.) in 2021. After completing his undergrad, Austin worked in the oil business in Texas, Colorado, and Oklahoma as a GIS Analyst. In 2015, he moved back to San Marcos and took a job with the City of Austin, working in the Transportation Department and then in Watershed Protection, where he got some of his first exposure to water-related issues. In 2018 he took a job with the City of San Marcos as a GIS Analyst for the San Marcos Electric Utility and was then promoted to GIS Administrator of the Information Technology department in 2020.
Austin first became involved with the EAA during graduate school. He conducted research using HCP data to investigate trends in the planting and removal of submerged aquatic vegetation in the San Marcos River. In addition to his work with the EAA, Austin is a member of the San Marcos River Foundation and the Texas Rivers Protection Association.
An avid angler and paddler, Austin spends as much time as possible exploring Texas’ rivers and waterways and has completed multiple expedition paddling trips to remote reaches of the Texas backcountry. He also enjoys canoe racing, mountain biking, and triathlons.