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KGS hosted state geologists’ meeting June 8-11

The 106th annual meeting of the Association of American State Geologists was held in Lexington June 8 through June 11. KGS staff hosted the meeting and worked to make it successful.

More than 120 people attended, representing 36 state geological surveys, federal agency partners, and others. The gathering included business and plenary sessions, topical break-out sessions, awards presentations, field trips and other activities.

AASG President and California State Geologist John Parrish opens the plenary session of the 106th annual meeting of the AASG. Secretary Len Peters of the Kentucky Cabinet for Energy and the Environment speaks at the opening session. State geologists, survey staff members, and attendees from federal partner agencies listen during the opening session.
AASG President and California State Geologist John Parrish opens the plenary session of the 106th annual meeting of the AASG. Secretary Len Peters of the Kentucky Cabinet for Energy and the Environment speaks at the opening session. State geologists, survey staff members, and attendees from federal partner agencies listen during the opening session.
John Hickman of KGS talks to participants in a field trip to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. A park ranger points out features of interest at on overlook during the Cumberland Gap field trip. USGS Acting Director Suzette Kimball and AASG President John Parrish sign a new memorandum of agreement during the annual meeting.
John Hickman of KGS talks to participants in a field trip to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. A park ranger points out features of interest at on overlook during the Cumberland Gap field trip. USGS Acting Director Suzette Kimball and AASG President John Parrish sign a new memorandum of agreement during the annual meeting.
Betty Adrian of the USGS speaks during a breakout session on geologic information management during the meeting in Lexington. Steve Greb of the KGS Energy and Minerals section leads of coal field trip. John Parrish turns the gavel over to incoming AASG President and Florida State Geologist Jonathan Arthur during the closing banquet.

Betty Adrian of the USGS speaks during a breakout session on geologic information management during the meeting in Lexington.

Steve Greb of the KGS Energy and Minerals section leads of coal field trip. John Parrish turns the gavel over to incoming AASG President and Florida State Geologist Jonathan Arthur during the closing banquet.
David Russ, of the U.S. Geological Survey, presents retiring Kentucky State Geologist Jim Cobb a plaque recognizing his outstanding contribution to science and career of service to Kentucky. Simon Winchester, author of The Map that Changed the World and The Men Who United the States, among other books, was the featured speaker at the closing banquet. The state geologists who attended the 106th annual meeting pose together on the last official day of the gathering.
David Russ, of the U.S. Geological Survey, presents retiring Kentucky State Geologist Jim Cobb a plaque recognizing his outstanding contribution to science and career of service to Kentucky. Simon Winchester, author of The Map that Changed the World and The Men Who United the States, among other books, was the featured speaker at the closing banquet. The state geologists who attended the 106th annual meeting pose together on the last official day of the gathering.