00:01This year we're giving the Making a Difference award to one of my favorite organizations on the planet.
00:06It's called The Trust for Public Lands.
00:09This is an organization who has put aside, conserved in open space, and developed recreation...
00:16...over three million acres of land, mostly in cities.
00:22They've definitely had a footprint in creating more livable cities.
00:25So could Will Rogers and Breece Robertson please come up?
00:36Thank you, Breece. Will. Good, good things.
00:42Well, we have this special award for you guys, and did you want to say anything, Breece?
00:50Well, I think Breece should speak, not you, Will.
00:52Oh, I see.
00:53Breece always gets the last word.
00:54This is good.
00:56Jack, this is an incredible honor. Thank you.
00:59Thank you for your deep commitment to conservation and for the wonderful Esri toolbox that has allowed...
01:04...The Trust for Public Land to make a difference as we've worked for nearly 40 years to help communities protect the places...
01:10...they care about and ensure, hopefully, a future where every child in America lives within a 10-minute walk of a park...
01:17...or a garden or a green, safe place to play.
01:20And The Trust for Public Land wouldn't be up here were it not for Breece Robertson, who created our program...
01:26...and who leads an absolutely wonderful team of geodesigners.
01:32It's great. You should talk, though.
01:34Okay. Well, thank you.
01:37The work that we do is truly a team effort.
01:40We have our TPL team, all of our GIS staff are out there.
01:44Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
01:47And we work with many of you in partnership on projects at the national scale all the way down to our neighborhoods...
01:54...and Esri, we couldn't do it without your support.
01:56No, you could probably do something quite extraordinary.
01:59I mean, what you guys do is truly wonderful. Thank you, guys.
02:03It's a great honor. Thank you.
02:04You're welcome. Amazing, aren't they?
02:14They've truly left a footprint.
02:19The second award we're giving this morning is the President's Award.
02:22This award has been all over the world.
02:24This year, we're giving it to the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Malcolm Jackson...
02:31...assistant administrator and CIO there, President Obama's appointee is here to receive this award, Malcolm.
02:40Please, to have this award. It's great.
02:48See all these names—Russia, Nature Conservancy, Interior. Congratulations, Malcolm.
02:56Thank you. It's my great pleasure to give this award to you.
03:02Well, would you like to say a couple words?
03:04Well, first of all, I'd like to say thank you to Esri and to you, Jack, for this just amazing award.
03:10At EPA, we're just honored to be receiving it.
03:13I'm thrilled to be receiving it for our administrator, Lisa Jackson, and for the many employees who have helped make and...
03:19...bring the geospatial platform to fruition for us, and I'd like to just take a moment and just acknowledge a couple of the employees here.
03:26First of all, I want to thank Dr. Jerry Johnston for his hard work in this.
03:31He's our past GIO officer.
03:34I'd also like to thank Harvey Simon, who is our current GIO officer.
03:39But I also want to take a moment just talk about the many employees who really did all the hard work in implementing...
03:44...in integrating our geospatial platform.
03:47If I could get all of the EPA employees to please stand, and I'd like to give them a round of applause. Please.
03:53Good. Wow. A lot of them here. Thank you, Malcolm.
04:01Yes. Thank you. Thank you very much, Jack.
04:04I look forward to a future engagements and partnerships with you.
04:07You've done so much, and I just can't tell you how much I appreciate it.
04:09Thank you, Malcolm. Take care of yourself.
04:18In thinking about this award, one of the reasons why I picked EPA is because, particularly in the last few years...
04:25...they have worked hard.
04:26I mean, they've been GIS users for three decades, doing all kinds of interesting works. 00:04:31
04:40...and they've published it on the web.
04:41They've got citizens connected. It's really an amazing, amazing agency.