Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lee Allison honored by Arizona Senate

M. Lee Allison
   Today, 12 April 2017, Sen. Gail Griffin read before the Arizona Senate a 'Death Resolution' honoring Lee Allison, former director of AZGS and Arizona State Geologist, for his service to Arizona. Lee joined AZGS in 2006 and remained there till his untimely death on 16 Aug. 2016. 

   Senator Griffin spoke eloquently of Lee’s contribution to Arizona and to the larger world. She singled out his efforts to work nationally and internationally with the geoinformatics community to pioneer open-source solutions to sharing geoscience data – digital maps, reports, geothermal-related data, and more – with any and all who could use and benefit from those data. 
   Lee’s wife, Ann Becker, was in the audience, as were AZGS’ Director Phil Pearthree and Assistant Director Randi Bellassai. 

For more on the life and times of Lee Allison:
 Dr. M. Lee Allison (1948-2016) Arizona Geology 
Down to Earth with: Lee Allison  Earth Magazine 
State Geologist's death 'devastating' AZ Daily Star

Images: Lee Allison (2015); Sen. Gail Griffin addressing Ann Becker (4/12/2017); Arizona Senate acknowledging Lee Allison in a moment of silence (4/12/2017)

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