Kiel Keller was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the ISGS environmental site assessments team through his innovative ideas, efficiency, and outstanding productivity.
Cassandra McKinney, McHenry County Water Resources Manager was recognized for her support of the ISGS mapping programs
Donald Hastie and Robert Hastie were honored in appreciation of their support of ISGS field trips, commitment to the education of students and geologists, and for providing access to their quarry for observation, study, and collection of fluorite samples.
W. John Nelson was recognized for his contributions to Survey programs ince his retirement, including geologic mapping and research on col-bearing strata of the Illinois Basin and his continued mentoring of young geologists.
The Barrington Area Council of Governments, led by Executive Director, Janet Agnoletti, was recognized for its long-standing support of ISGS programs in geologic mapping, groundwater resources, and height modernization and its partnership in the study of the sustainable use of Illinois' natural resources.
Alan Shoemaker, Manager of Tuscola Stone Company, was honored in appreciation of his time and equipment and for providing access to Tuscola Stone Quarry in support of ISGS field trips, geologic mapping, and filming for the History Channel series "How the Earth Was Made."
Christopher Pearson, National Geodetic Survey's Illinois State Geodetic Advisor, received the Outstanding External Cooperator Award for his time, expertise, and enthusiasm in support of the ISGS geologic mapping and height modernization program.
Richard Cahill was named recipient of this award for his significant contributions to Survey programs since his retirement, including continued geochemical research on the Illinois River, analysis of trace elements in coal balls, and assisting other researchers with their projects.
Daniel Nelson was honored for his efforts on the Illinois National Resources Geospatial Data Clearinghouse and his database management work. The Clearinghouse continues to be an important resource for anyone working with GIS remote sensing technology in Illinois.
Torie Strole was nominated for her outstanding work in submission and management of grants and contracts. Strole works with every principal investigator with sponsored research or a service account. She reviews the monetary and collection aspects of all proposals, manages subcontracts, and handles all of the contract accounting.