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SCAUG regional Awards

Founders Awards

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The Founders Award was created in 1990 to recognize exceptional contributions by an individual or agency, from either the private or public sector, that have significantly enhanced the importance of geospatial sciences and made significant contributions toward advancing the use of GIS. The individual or agency is identified as a GIS leader that has helped set a new standard of GIS within the SCAUG region. The award is based upon the innovative use of current technology, a creative approach to GIS business processes, the recent integration of major program initiatives, program effectiveness, the transferability of ideas to other organizations, education and training initiatives, and community outreach.

  • 2008 Winner - Scott Samson, GISP, CMS, Mississippi State University
  • 2009 Winner - City of New Braunfels
  • 2010 Winner - Columbia Regional Geospatial Service Center
  • 2011 Winner - Texas Natural Resource Information System
  • 2012 Winner - Association Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG)
  • 2013 Winner - Pam Jurney, Red Plains Professionals
  • 2014 Winner - Justin Cure, City of Longview,Texas
  • 2015 Winner - Katy Rich, Williams
  • 2016 Winner - Matthew Wormus and the OKDEQ GIS Subcommittee
  • 2017 Winner  - Jann Hook & Sara Cobb, Founders of OKSCAUG
  • 2018 Winner - Lower River Grand Valley Development Council
  • 2019 Winner - Chris Mask, Visual Lease Services

Thumbs Up Awards

The Thumb's Up award shall be given on an annual basis at the Regional SCAUG Conference. This award will be presented to a single person or agency, from the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Mississippi that has been a friend to the Association by donating significant time and/or resources - going above and beyond normal expectations.

  • 2008 Winner - John Samuel
  • 2009 Winner - City of McKinney
  • 2010 Winner - Rio Grande Valley Arc User Group
  • 2011 Winner - Abigail Bush
  • 2012 Winner - Lower Rio Grand Valley Development Council (LRGVDC)
  • 2013 Winner - Jim Steil , MARIS
  • 2014 Winner - Jessica Reyna, Lower Rio Grand Valley Development Council
  • 2015 Winner - Scott Trapolino, Desoto County GIS
  • 2016 Winner - Pamela Jurney, Cross Timbers Consulting
  • 2017 Winner -  Betsi Chatham, City of Grapevine, TX
  • 2018 Winner - David Allen, Texas Emergency GIS Response Team
  • 2019 Winner - Bill Hodge, GISP - GIS Certification Institute

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