|M. Lee Allison|
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)