Nominations for Governor’s Commendation Award Now Open
A Governor’s Certificate of Commendation is the highest award given to any GIS project in the state. Nominations are now open for 2008 and must be received by June 30, 2008. Awards will be made at the annual conference in Rochester in October.
There are three key criteria for this award. The project must have:
- yielded tangible benefits and exceptional results
- had a significant impact outside the home organization
- furthered at least one of the goals identified in the guiding principles of the Minnesota Governor’s Council on Geographic Information – see http://www.gis.state.mn.us/about.htm#guiding
The award is given only to outstanding projects and is not given every year. The value of the product must be documented quantitatively in numbers and qualitatively with testimonials from users.
Details about this program are provided at http://www.gis.state.mn.us/Commendations/. You will learn how to nominate a project and see an example of a successful nomination.