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NSGIC Call for Awards

NSGIC is currently soliciting nominations for the NSGIC Outstanding Service Award and the NSGIC Lifetime Service Award. The NSGIC Outstanding Service Award is presented to an individual or organization has advanced the National Spatial Data Infrastructure, promoted NSGIC’s goal of efficient and effective government, and is likely to continue in their current or a more challenging position. Recipients must exceed the normal expectation of duty. The NSGIC Lifetime Service Award is presented to an individual that has given a ‘lifetime’ of notable service to NSGIC. This award is typically given to an individual who has served one or more leadership positions over an extended period of time; e.g., on the NSGIC Board, as an officer or as a Committee Chair. This award is usually given at the conclusion of the recipient’s career or at a transition point in their career. As this is one of NSGIC’s highest service award recognition, a recipient’s exemplary service must exceed the normal expectation of duty and have occurred over an extended period of time. Click here to view a list of past award recipients.

Click on the following links to view the criteria for each award:
NSGIC Lifetime Service Award
NSGIC Outstanding Service Award

Any current or former NSGIC member may nominate eligible individuals or organizations for this award. If you would like to nominate someone, please include detailed information concerning the nominee’s specific activities and responsibilities that make them eligible for the award. All nominations must be sent to the Awards Working Group Chair, Tony Spicci (Tony.Spicci@mdc.mo.gov) to be considered.  Nominations must be received by COB August 30th; any nomination without justification will not be accepted.

North West Group Workshop to Take Place at the NSGIC Midyear

A special workshop will be presented by NSGIC Platinum Sponsor, North West Group, on Sunday, February 24th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.*

Topic: A Real World Analysis of a Geospatial Public Private Partnership

Presented By: Tim Crago, Vice President, North West Group; and Tom Grabowski, President & CEO, The Silvacom Group

Overview: Since 1997, the Government of Alberta Canada has participated in a PPP for the storage, management, update and distribution of a number of government data sets. The history, corporate set up and funding models are examined.

Please join us for this highly interactive session that we hope will ignite great discussion and provide insightful input relating to both sides of the equation.

* This workshop will be open to Government, Academic, & Non-Profit Attendees Only.  Please consider this workshop while arranging your travel plans; it is recommended that you plan to arrive on Saturday if you wish to attend.