Chair: Zachary Nienow, Ayres Associates
The Awards Committee develops and recommends a list of award recipients for the annual conference. To nominate someone for their good work, review the guidelines below and click the Nominate button to let us know who you think deserves recognition.
Jennifer Borlick, Rock County
Carmen Novak, Bayfield County
Jeremiah Erickson, Monroe County
Adam Derringer, Ayres Associates
Emily Champagne, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage Dist
Eric Damkot, Washington County
Joe Martell, Shawano County
Jon Schwichtenberg, GRAEF
Kim Christman, Racine County
Doug Avoles, St Croix County
Patrick Walker, Washington County
Jaime Martindale, University of Wisconsin
Maggie Bennett, Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe
Peter Strand, Eau Claire County
Colter Sikora, Public Service Commission
Award Guidelines and History
Allen H. Miller Sustained Service Award
Given to an individual or organization that demonstrates sustained service to WLIA and the WLIP, through continued exemplary contributions. The Allen H. Miller Sustained Service Award is named after the first WLIA President and lifelong friend and supporter.
The President’s Award is a meritorious award given at the President’s discretion. The President may select someone at their discretion based on the support that person offers the President or the Association.
2023 – Carmen Novak
Government Achievement Award
Given to a municipal, town, county, regional planning commission, state, federal, or tribal government or consortium that has demonstrated excellence in one or more of the following areas: innovative and efficient use of resources (best “bang for the buck”), sustainable development of critical local, regional, or statewide geospatial datasets, implementation of creative cooperative agreements, creation of innovative applications and information services that improve the delivery of government services to citizens.
2023 - City of Waukesha
Outstanding Contribution Award
Given to an individual or an organization that is a WLIA member and has made a substantial contribution to WLIA activities or the Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP).
2023 - Shelley Witte
Friend of Land Records Award
Given to an individual or organization that is not a WLIA member and has contributed to the success or advancement of land records modernization in Wisconsin.
2023 - Rep. Amy Loudenbeck and Sen. Howard Marklein
Distinguished Service Award
Given to outgoing Board members as thanks for their service and dedication to the Wisconsin Land Information Association.
Emerging Leader Award
Given to an individual in the first 7 years of their Land Information/GIS career who demonstrates exemplary individual technical achievement and/or leadership within the Wisconsin land information community.
2023 - Brittany Rickey, Hayden Elza, Megan Roessler