The Minnesota GIS/LIS Consortium is honored to have been selected for a Governor’s Geospatial Commendation Award for 2015, presented at this year’s Consortium conference. The awards recognize organizations that have “gone the extra mile” to deliver products and services resulting in a more responsive government, promoting public access to information and reflecting the benefits of working in a collaborative environment that encourages similar efforts in the future.
The Consortium is being recognized for 25 years of dedication to its mission to develop and support the GIS professional in Minnesota for the benefit of our state and its citizens. A collaborative, volunteer-based organization, the Consortium has supported the community through the multiple opportunities it offers related to GIS education and networking events. Most prominently, it organizes an annual conference that brings together geospatial professionals from all sectors. It also provides technical workshops each spring and fall, networking events, scholarships for college students, event grants and lifetime achievement and leadership awards, and sponsors training events for the K-12 system. The award recognizes the efforts of the hundreds of volunteers that have made the Consortium successful as well as all who have realized the great value of the Consortium’s mission during the past 25 years.
These awards have been given since 1996. For more information and a list of past winners, see MnGeo's web page on Governor's Geospatial Commendation Awards.