Awards are presented at the Intermountain GIS Conference
MAGIP provides biennial awards to recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the organization, the profession, and community in the areas of Distinguished Service and Professional Livability.
The Distinguished Service Award is presented for long-term service and leadership to the Montana GIS community and the profession.
The GIS Professional Livability Award is an award that recognizes an individual for a measurable contribution to the application of GIS, thus improving the quality of life within their respective community, city, or state.
Each nomination requires a one-page letter of nomination, two references who also support the nomination, and any supporting documentation you may have. You can submit more than one nomination for each award.
Applicants for the Distinguished Service Award must:
Have substantial years of service (10+) in or supporting the Montana GIS Community and a desire to continue to serve
Displays exemplary accomplishments as a GIS Professional, selfless service to the profession and participation in committees, workgroups, and organizations that support the Montana geospatial community
Has an impact within and / or external to the realm of the member's workplace
Undertakes and leads activities that benefit the GIS Community outside of regular job responsibilities
Demonstrates initiative, resourcefulness and creativity and is willing to seek out and pursue new challenges that benefit the Montana GIS Profession
Acknowledged by his / her peers for leadership and substantial service to the profession and community
Applicants for the Livability Award must:
- Demonstrate a measurable contribution to the education, communication, coordination, and application of GIS technologies that have been a major influence to the growth and use of GIS in creating a more livable community
- Express exemplary dedication with focus to the development and implementation of GIS technologies which enhance individual and community life and promote the efficient use of community resources
- Acknowledged by his \ her peers for perseverance with belief and purpose; tasking themselves with the growth, as well as the challenges of GIS development for them and for their neighbor...sometimes in the face of discouragement
The Awards Committee is an Ad Hoc Committee formed under the MAGIP Professional Development Committee. This committee is convened every two years, notified and formed by the current chair of the MAGIP Professional Development Committee.
Five representatives make up the committee, which includes:
Two (2) previous year winners of the Distinguished Service / Livability award
Two (2) former award recipients
One (1) representative of the Professional Development Committee
Previous Award Recipients
Distinguished Service (2000 - Present)
2016 - Catherine Maynard, Ph.D.
2014 - Lance Clampitt
2012 - RJ Zimmer
2010 - Duane Lund
2010 - Annette Cabrera
2008 - Stu Kirkpatrick
2006 - Bryant Ralston
2004 - Duane Anderson
2002 - Gerry Daumiller
2000 - Mike Sweet
Professional Livability (2008 - Present)
2016 - Eric Spangenberg
2014 - Clinton "Van" Shelhamer
2012 - Denny Rea
2008 - Ken Wall
Special Appreciation (2010)
2010 - Janet Cornish
2010 - Erin Geraghty
2010 - Lee Macholz
2010 - Kris Larson
GIS in Education (2000 - 2006)
2006 - Paul Wilson
2004 - Margie Lubinski
2002 - Gretchen Baldus
2000 - Kris Larson