The award was accepted by Dan Putman, Information Systems Director for the City of Livonia.
(Howell, MI) – Dan Putman, Information Systems Director for the City of Livonia, received the 2014 IT Professional Award by Mi-GMIS at their annual fall conference. Government agencies were honored for their achievements in making local government advancements in technology.
The 2014 IT Professional Award honors the government agency information technology professional who exemplifies the qualities, skills and leadership necessary to provide local government with current, effective IT solutions to support its citizens and employees.
Mr. Putman has worked in information technology for 33 years, the last 29 years spent in government IT working in both a county and city agency. He has been a past Board Member of Mi-GMIS and MAGCU (predecessor of Mi-GMIS) and was a past President of MACGU. He is a graduate of Ferris State College with an Associates degree in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Processing.
Mr. Putman established the first IT Department for the City of Livonia, developing the City’s computer network and the standards for IT operations and City software. His department has overseen the development of the City’s website and consists of a staff of five. The City currently serves a community of just under 100,000 residents.
“Under Dan’s leadership, the City of Livonia’s IT department is widely recognized as a well run example of government IT functions. He has long been a leader in our organization and continues to be one by being involved in various IT groups with the State of Michigan and establishing a quarterly lunch meeting of IT Directors in SE Michigan. It is an honor to give this award to Dan Putman,” said Steve Sedore, President of Mi-GMIS.
Mi-GMIS is the state chapter of the international Government Management Information Science organization with members drawn from villages, cities, townships, counties and the State of Michigan. Mi-GMIS is committed to supporting its members in meeting the challenges governments face from an ever growing dependence on technology and applying current information technology productively and efficiently to foster effective government on all levels across the State of Michigan.