AIPG National Award - John T. Galey, Sr., Memorial Public Service Award
Nominations for awards can be made online (scroll down to bottom of this page), emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed 1-303-253-9220 by January 15th to the AIPG National Headquarters.
The AIPG awards committee reviews each application for consideration based on the comparison of the applicant's record to the description of the award. Each application is presented and reviewed by the awards committee, discussed, and voted on by the full committee. A majority vote is required to grant the award. The awards committee reviews each application thoroughly. In some years the committee decides that a particular award will not be made. If this is the case, the applicant may be re-considered the following year.
If in any year the awards committee does not find a nominee whose contribution merits the award, it may recommend that no award be made. The awards committee submits its recommendations for each and every award to the AIPG National Executive Committee for final approval. Detailed information on why an applicant is approved or not for an award is held confidentially by the committee and only available to the AIPG National Executive Committee.
JOHN T. GALEY, SR., MEMORIAL PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD
The American Institute of Professional Geologists’ Public Service Award was established by the Executive Committee in 1982 in recognition of one of its primary purposes: service to the public. In 1992, it was renamed the John T. Galey, Sr., Memorial Public Service Award, in posthumous honor of our fourth President, whose long professional career was a continuum of service to both the geological and the general public.
Recognition of public service is important because so many Members have distinguished themselves and the Institute by giving expert testimony to governmental commissions and committees, and by providing geological expertise where it was needed by the public at large.
The application of geology to the needs of the general public may be in many different forms. Recipients of this award have outstanding records of public service on the national, state, or local level well beyond their normal professional responsibilities.
To submit a complete set of documentation for a nominee, the following items should be considered in a written nomination statement:
- How has this candidate demonstrated a significant contribution in geology that was for the benefit of the public?
- Give a description of the contribution(s) and how the public has benefitted. Describe what public group was impacted.
- Describe how this individual’s public service activities have extended beyond activities that would be part of their job’s normal roles and responsibilities.
- Have you verified against the list of previous winners that this candidate has not previously received this award?
Documentation at a minimum must include a written statement from the AIPG member who nominates the candidate and the candidate’s CV.
Examples of supporting documentation that will be helpful in assessing the qualifications of the candidate include links to websites with videos, blogs, publications, etc. of the candidate; copies of newspaper or journal articles about or written by the candidate; and testimonies from other people.
Past Recipients of the John T. Galey, Sr., Memorial Public Service Award
Arthur O. Spaulding, 1983
| Allen F. Agnew, 1984
| William L. Fisher, 1985
|| Frank E. Kottlowski, 1986
| Cliff J. Nolte, 1987
|| Russell G. Wayland, 1988
| Elisabeth G. Newton, 1989
|| Linda E. Okland, 1990
| Meredith E. “Buzz” Ostrom, 1991
|| Robert R. Jordan, 1992
| Robert H. Fakundiny, 1993
|| Morris W. “Brud” Leighton, 1994
Edward B. Nuhfer, 1995
| John W. Rold, 1996
| James E. Slosson, 1997
|| Kathleen M. F. Benedetto, 1998
| Jonathan G. Price, 1999
|| James H. Williams, 2000
| John J. Dragonetti, 2001
|| Thomas M. Berg, 2002
| Vicki Cowart, 2003
|| Margaret H. Dunn, 2004
| John G. Parrish, 2005
|| Richard M. Lane, 2006
| Ivan K. "Tex" Gilmore, 2007
|| M. Lee Allison, 2008
| Patrick P. Leahy, 2009
|| James F. Howard, 2010
| 2011 - No recipient
|| James R. Burnell, 2012
| Scott W. Tinker, 2013
|| Logan T. MacMillan, 2016
| Jonathan D. Arthur, 2017
|| Thomas A. Herbert, 2018
| David M. Abbott, 2019
|| Christine F. Lilek, 2020