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MN GIS/LIS Polaris Leadership Award Winner - Stacey Stark
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MN GIS/LIS Polaris Leadership Award Winner

Stacey Stark
Geospatial Analysis Center
University of Minnesota Duluth (2018)

Stacey has been an enthusiastic and dedicated leader in developing new professionals in the Minnesota geospatial community.  Her contributions include:
  • Serving on the GIS/LIS Consortium Board since 2009
  • Chairing the 2010 conference
  • Serving as the Higher Education Representative on the Board from 2012-2013 and 2016-2017
  • Chairing the Scholarship Committee during a restructuring of the endowment, which was instrumental in sustaining the student scholarships as well as supporting new education initiatives.
  • Establishing and leading the conference “Student and Young Professional Mentor Program” since 2010
  • Leading the Northern MN GIS User Group, 2006-2011
  • Developing engaged GIS professionals through activities at the Geospatial Analysis Center, UMD.  75% of Stacey’s student employees who pursued GIS professions, remain in Minnesota.
As a result of Stacey’s leadership and contributions, Minnesota continues to build a high quality workforce of engaged GIS professionals. The geospatial community in Minnesota is stronger due to Stacey’s work over the last 15 years.


2018 Polaris Award recipient Stacey Stark with 2017 Polaris 
Award winner Craig Perreault at the Annual Conference in Duluth, MN.

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