URISA Leaders Recognized at GIS-Pro 2019
Des Plaines, IL (October 9, 2019) Nearly 500 GIS professionals - from 42 states (plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia), 7 Canadian provinces, and 7 countries - recently convened in New Orleans, Louisiana for GIS-Pro 2019. One of the highlights of the conference was the Awards Luncheon, during which a number of URISA leaders were recognized for their volunteer service. We also recognized Exemplary Systems in Government (ESIG) Award winners who were announcedin July.
We congratulate and thank all honorees for their amazing contributions to the community!
Horwood Distinguished Service Award: An occasional award given for long-term service to URISA and the profession. This award is URISA’s ultimate award for service and leadership to URISA and within the geospatial industry. Awardees will have demonstrated significant contributions to both URISA and the geospatial technologies industry. The Horwood Distinguished Service Award is named after founding member and first URISA President, Edgar Horwood. Horwood was an early pioneer in the field of information systems for local government and admired by all for his intellectual and organizational contributions to URISA. Horwood was the Chair of the constitutional drafting committee, giving URISA the "open membership" model that has led to our inter-disciplinary organization.
- 2019 Recipient: Rebecca Somers, GISP (Somers-St. Claire GIS Management Consultants, Fairfax, Virginia)
Leadership Award: Presented to members who have demonstrated exemplary...