MN GIS/LIS Polaris Leadership Award Winner

Rebecca Foster  
City of Edina, Public Works & Engineering - 2010

With over 14 years of GIS experience, Rebecca has been with the City of Edina for over eight years, most recently making her mark nationally by incorporating a mapping system called the “National Grid” into local maps. And her passion for the technology has taken her beyond work, in particular to seven years of involvement with the GIS/LIS Consortium including Conference and Board Chairs. She has also served on the Governor’s Council on Geographic Information and the Statewide Geospatial Advisory Council as well as the Emergency Preparedness Committee. Additionally she chairs the Hennepin County GIS User’s Group. Rebecca strives to be involved, contribute to greater efforts, share her talents with colleagues and coworkers and work in a cooperative manner to advance GIS to benefit the state and its citizens. She has clearly demonstrated the leadership, energy and creativity that the Consortium seeks to recognize with this award.

Rebecca Foster 

2010 Polaris Award recipient Rebecca Foster with 2009 Polaris Award winner Rebecca Blue.


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