The GTA recognizes outstanding achievement among our membership each year from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023. Nominations are now open and must be submitted by November 15th to be considered. Our categories are:
Tech Leader of the Year, which recognizes the outstanding achievement over the last year on the part of an individual or company that principally provides technology products, services, or support in the Columbia River Gorge. All technology sectors are eligible, as are sectors not traditionally characterized as technological if the individual/ company has an extraordinary commitment to innovation or using technology.
2022 saw no nominations for Tech Leader of the Year. Our 2021 winner was Columbia Gorge Community College’s Career and Technical Education Department, for pioneering new ways to provide our current and future workforce with the skills it needs for successful employability in industries across the Gorge. The incredible and tireless work from everyone in the department helped make the opening of the Regional Skills Center in Fall 2021 a reality. Additional Technology Leader of the Year finalists honored were: Nick Anderson from Overwatch Imaging and Mary Kramer from CGCC.
Nominate Your Choice for: GTA 2023 Tech Leader Award Here
STEM Education Leader of the Year recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to STEM (science, tech, engineering, and math) education in the Columbia River Gorge over the last year. Nominations should describe why (with specificity) the person is being nominated for such recognition.
Our 2022 winner was Sally Anderson, Hood River Valley’s Mobile STEM K-5 Educator, who coordinated to bring the STEM Fab Bus to schools throughout the district.
Nominate Your Choice for: GTA 2023 STEM Leader Award Here
Nominations must be received by 5 pm on November 15, 2023 to be considered. The winners will be announced at the GTA’s Winter Party and Awards Ceremony. Contact Jason with questions.