The MGISAC Service Recognition is presented to an individual that has provided notable service (typically greater than 10 years) promoting the goals of the Council. The award is usually given at the conclusion of the recipient’s career or at a major transition point in their career. The recipient’s service must exceed the normal expectation of duty.
The award will be presented at the final meeting prior to retirement or major transition. Award recipients will be presented with a plaque mounted on a walnut base. Award recipient will receive complementary registration to the biennial Missouri GIS Conference if they are no longer employed in the geospatial industry.
A nominee must meet these criteria:
- An extended career of service in the Missouri Geospatial community
- Dedicated and distinguished service to MGISAC
- Notable activities that have advanced the mission and goals of MGISAC
Possible accomplishments might include – but not be limited to:
– Ten or more years of notable service to the MGISAC
– Involvement repeatedly with at least one sub-committee
– Held a Council position such as chair, treasurer or secretary
– Chaired a conference or conference committee position five or more times
– Actions benefit more than just their agency or organization
– Championed a GIS initiative for the greater good
The MGISAC Service Recognition Committee will convene on an as needed basis when a long standing member of the Council is either nearing retirement or has a major career transition that cause their activity with the committee to come to an end. Any member of the Service Recognition Committee may make a nomination by documenting the specific activities that make the nominee eligible for the award and present this information to the Service Recognition Committee for review and verification of eligibility.
Nomination will be reviewed and verified by the Service Recognition Committee. Once the nomination is verified, the Service Recognition Committee will make a recommendation to the Council Chair.