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2016 Gustafson Award nominations

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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, 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.

Anyone can submit a nomination form.  The deadline for nominations is February 29, 2016.  The winner will be announced during the annual SDC meeting April 6-8, 2016.

Past winners:

2013 – Pam Schenker, FL

2014 – Julie Hoang, CA

2015 – John Blodgett, MO

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2016 Steering Committee Elections

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Elections have now begun for the State Data Center Steering Committee. SDC lead agencies are allowed to cast the lone ballot for their areas. There are six candidates on this year’s ballot, and the lead agency may vote for three.

Each candidate has answered 4 questions about their vision for the SDC Steering Committee. You may see their responses by clicking on their names.

Voting will end at midnight, EST, on Friday, February 12, 2016.  The 2016 SDC Steering Committee election uses, and Amy Bittner of the SDC Steering Committee is the administrator of the election process. All SDC Lead agencies should have received an e-mail through to cast their vote. While the votes are confidential, the administrator can tell which voters on the email list have voted. If you have questions about the voting process, please contact Amy (