|MN GIS/LIS Polaris Leadership Award Winner - Matt Koukol|
MN GIS/LIS Polaris Leadership Award Winner
Matt Koukol has been an integral part of the geospatial community for twenty years. At MnDOT, Matt’s knack for integration and coordination, both internally and externally, enabled him to build lasting partnerships and trust above the immediate expectations of his project work. As GIS Manager for Ramsey County, Matt has taken an active role in building relationships with the Ramsey County GIS Users Group and serving as Ramsey County’s representative to the MetroGIS Coordinating Committee. He has been a strong advocate for free and open data helping Ramsey County to be the first metro county to adopt a formal sharing policy. He has also been a key leader in the advancement of the Metro Regional Centerlines Collaborative and its ‘parent’ project: the Statewide Centerline Initiative. Matt’s leadership, steady and calming presence, good humor and demonstrated ability make him a highly respected and valued member of our community.
2015 Polaris Award recipient Matt Koukol with 2014 Polaris Award winner Chad Martini at the Annual Conference in Duluth, Minnesota.