Thursday, September 06, 2007
The URISA Service Award is presented to members who have demonstrated faithful service to URISA and have participated in its programs over a period of several years. The award is for service in a number of programs or committees, and a willingness to take on challenges without regard to the potential for recognition.
Mike Lovett has over 38 years of public and private sector experience in information management systems (IMS) for GIS, land surveying, aerial photography, photogrammetry, and engineering. He was a team member on the first AM/FM project conducted within the United States. Mr. Lovett’s management of digital mapping and AM/FM/GIS activities have involved both domestic and international projects on numerous platforms. Mr. Lovett is currently providing consulting services for strategic information plans, information systems integration, database design, web-based applications, data conversion and other GIS implementations.
Mike has been an active URISA Workshop Development Committee member since 2004 and has been Workshop Development Chair since 2005. He was instrumental in developing and improving the annual peer review process for workshops. He is also a Certified Instructor for URISA’s GIS Program Management Workshop. Mike is a very engaged member of URISA’s Leadership Academy committee; he’s served on the annual conference committee and is the Program Co-Chair of this conference. In 2005-6, Mike served on the Chapter Relations Committee and he was a participant at the 2005 URISA Visioning Session. Mike is extremely active at the local level, serving in leadership roles for the Florida URISA Chapter for a number of years. He began his leadership role in FLURISA as the East Central Region Director and he also served as secretary, vice president and recently completed 2 years as president. He is currently serving as Past President of the Chapter.
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