2017 Award Recipients
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TAGITM Members Earn Annual Statewide Technology Awards

The Texas Association of Governmental Information Technology Managers, TAGITM, is an information system's professional organization that provides a forum for generating ideas, sharing problems, and developing solutions. The association's main objective is to enable cities, counties, schools and appraisal districts within Texas to realize the full potential of automation benefits. The association currently has over 200 cities, counties, appraisal districts and school districts as part of their membership program.

During the TAGITM Annual Conference in April 2017, the association recognized the following individuals and projects

TAGITM President's Award

The President’s Award is presented at the discretion of the President to a member that has made an exemplary and lasting contribution to the organization. For 2016-2017, President Beth Ann Unger selected Belinda Mercado.

TAGITM Rick Moore Award

The Rick Moore Award is presented to a member of the organization who has demonstrated commitment to the goals and the vision of the organization, dedication to Government Information Technology and service as a mentor to other Government Information Technology professionals. Gary McFarland was the recipient of the 2017 award.

TAGITM Rising Star Award

The Rising Star Award is presented to a member that has demonstrated the potential for stepping into leadership positions within the organization and the Government Information Technology arena. Nominees are evaluated in the areas of leadership skills and behavior, innovative and effective use of technology, organizational strategy alignment and their ability to manage change. The 2017 award was presented to Blake Gore.

TAGITM Excellence Awards

Excellence Award winners demonstrate outstanding innovation and application of leading edge computing or communication technologies. Candidates for Excellence Awards are nominated by TAGITM members. Winners are chosen by a committee of peers who judge nominated projects based on their impact on improving internal operations, providing exceptional customer service or enhancing communications. The following agencies were recognized for their achievements with Excellence Awards:

City of College Station for the Code Enforcement Mobile Mapping Application

Collin County for the Paperless Initiative


TAGITM Member Emeritus

TAGITM bylaws provide for an Emeritus Membership for those individuals who have demonstrated distinguished service to TAGITM. This year, Sharlett Chowning was recognized by the TAGITM Board as Member Emeritus.