The Polaris Leadership Award was established in 2003 to honor mid-career professionals who are guiding stars to the rest of us. Minnesota’s motto is L’Etoile du Nord (“Star of the North,” also called Polaris). Since Polaris is a triple star, we honor three leaders each year.
This year’s winners are:
Randall (Randy) Johnson, MetroGIS
Randy is the soul of MetroGIS and a national leader for regional collaboration.
Ben Verbick, LOGIS
Ben is a leader for GIS in cities and a champion for cities in the region.
Sally Wakefield, 1000 Friends of Minnesota
Sally is a leader with an amazing ability to make things happen.