2014 Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award Winner

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a 2014 Special Achievement in GIS Award Winner by Esri, for its work in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology.

This award is one of the GIS industry’s highest honors and is given based upon what the organization does to promote GIS within its own organization and the communities it serves.  Recipients of the Special Achievement in GIS award are submitted by Esri staff from thousands of organizations worldwide, then personally reviewed and selected by Jack Dangermond, president and founder of Esri.  Nick Kouloungis, Director of Technology Services, attended Esri’s 2014 International User Conference in San Diego, California from July 14-18, 2014, where he accepted this award on behalf of the MGRC from Mr. Dangermond himself.

The MGRC’s selection to receive this award is based on its overall body of work in supporting the communities of Middle Georgia and the State as a whole through its application and promotion of GIS technology.  Also contributing to this award, is the lead role the MGRC played in negotiating an Enterprise License Agreement (ELA) with Esri, which provided access to a full suite of Esri products to all 12 regional commissions in Georgia, allowing them to provide enhanced GIS services to their member local governments across the State.

The MGRC is proud of the role that it has played throughout the State in promoting the use of geospatial technology.  We would like to recognize our existing and past staff members who have consistently served the communities of Middle Georgia with excellence in the application of GIS technology.  We must also recognize that no award of this significance would be possible without the support of our executive leadership and governing council, which has historically and consistently provided our staff with the resources necessary to work on the leading edge of technology and achieve at the highest levels.