The SDC Steering Committee is seeking nominations for the Gustafson Award. If you know a SDC agency or person within a SDC that has been doing great work and deserves some recognition, please nominate them!
The Gustafson Award was established in 2012 to remember one of our dear colleagues, Randy Gustafson from the Tennessee SDC, who also served on the SDC Steering Committee. Randy was a wonderful person and a big part of the SDC family. The Gustafson Award was created in his memory to honor outstanding contributions to the SDC network.
The Gustafson Award nomination form is here: Gustafson Award Nomination Form
Anyone can submit a nomination. Nominations are due to Pam Schenker or Gregg Bell, by November 17, 2017.
The winner will be announced during the SDC Annual Meeting in April 2018. (Dates for the SDC Annual Meeting have not been finalized.)
- 2013 – Pam Schenker, FL
- 2014 – Julie Hoang, CA
- 2015 – John Blodgett, MO
- 2016 – David Drozd, NE
- 2017 – The Minnesota Population Center, specifically the project team that designed the National Historical Geographic Info System, including Wendy Thomas, Steven Ruggles, and Mark Lindberg, MN
Here is a letter from the steering committee, discussing our continuing partnership with Census Bureau and the 2018 SDC Annual Training Conference. The letter was sent October 23, 2017.