MISA - BC Award Winners

MISA BC Awards

Associate Partner of the Year - Long View Systems

Darin Young presents to Craig Simpson

For a complete description of the award, see Associate Partner of the Year

Some key points about Long View Systems

Current Active MISA BC Member Business Relationships (18)

Surrey, Kamloops, White Rock, Richmond, West Kelowna, Burnaby, Penticton, Delta, Victoria, Delta Police Department, Township of Langley, District of Mission, Columbia Shuswap Regional District, District of Saanich, City of North Vancouver,

District of North Vancouver, District of West Vancouver, Resort Municipality of Whistler


Achievements / Fast Facts


$425M 1200 employee VAR / SI (250 employees in BC operations ..largest VAR in BC)

Committed to a MISA BC Strategic / Plan Focus in 2014

2018 Annual Sales now $5M+ (2014 Annual Sales was <$100K)

60% Procurement and Licensing

40% Project Based Services

2018 Microsoft Canada Partner of the Year

2018 Largest most accredited Cisco Partner in Western Canada

Delivered dozens of competitive proposal responses for Member RFP processes

Motivated, seasoned, and ambitious new CEO Brent Allison hired in 2018


MISA BC Project Diversity / Technology Engagement



Data Centre

Storage / Data Protection

Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity

Cyber Security

Cloud Advisory

Unified Communications


MISA BC Sponsor / Partner Engagement Growth Focus





HPE Aruba


Dell EMC


Palo Alto









MISA BC Community Investment / Development

Craig Simpson MISA BC Executive Associate Member Liaison

New Member Onboarding + Mature Member Engagement

Leading Sponsorship Program Enhancements

Average developing and delivering 3 Joint Muni Presentations per Annual Fall Conference

2018 Sponsor of Registration Package for the Fall Conference

Helped deliver $30K in net new Fall Conference Revenue with LVS Cisco and Zerto investments


Business Value Delivered to Members

Optimized Value / Spend on Procurement and Licensing

Supported successful on time on budget projects

Developed and trained Members IT teams across many technology disciplines as outlined above

Increased employee productivity and end user experience

Grew citizen and business engagement

Strengthened Member Security program / posture

Increased business agility

Improved business continuity and data protection

Improved competitive process compliance / outcomes


LVS MISA BC 3-5yr Vision / Objectives

40+ Active MISABC Member Business relationships

Platinum Sponsor Fall Conference

Strategic Engagement / Developed with MISA BC on Shared Procurement / Service Initiatives

Share many learned BCNET Higher Ed sector program ideas and lessons

Strategic Cloud and Security Managed Service Provider

Sector leader for key relevant Manufacturers (eg Microsoft, Cisco, VMware)

400 Employees in BC Operations

Kelly Blunden Spirit of Service Award - Aden Fulford, Peace River Regional District

Darin Young presents to Aden Fulford

For a complete description of the award, see Kelly Blunden Spirit of Service Award

Some key points about Aden

  • GIS Coordinator of the Peace River Regional District for the past 5 years, prior to that GIS in the forestry industry
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Certificate in GIS  from University of Montana in 2008
  • Environmental Science Diploma from Lethbridge College in 2002
  • progressive outlook towards the use and integration of GIS at the Peace River Regional District and beyond. 
  • instrumental in developing the PRRD interactive web map.  He is currently working towards system and program upgrades that will provide a strong foundation for quality data management, the development and use of data input and output tools, open data, etc.

MISA BC related work:

  • Director of Integrated cadastral information Society for the past two years representing local government
  • organized and participated in recent ‘Cross Border’ Regional GIS Workshops that include MISA members from Northeastern BC and Northwestern Alberta.  These workshops provide an outlet for local Municipal, Regional and County GIS and IT staff to discuss common issues, problem solve, share successes, collaborate, and network.

Community Work

  • lends his many talents in GIS, scuba diving, outdoorsmen skills, and organizational skills to the South Peace Search and Rescue.
  • Runs the annual Emperor’s Challenge in Tumbler Ridge, a mountain half marathon race held in August which drew over 1000 athletes in 2018


Spirit of Innovation Award - City of Kelowna

Kevin Trotzuk and Kevin Stehle from the City of Kelowna

For a complete description of the award, see Spirit of Innovation Award

Kelowna shared the power of predictive analytics in the emergency operations centre. The Central Okanagan Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) needed near real-time updates during spring melt. The analytics team delivered a dashboard that monitored creek flows, lake levels, and snow pack for the region. The dataset was also leveraged to create a prediction model, providing the EOC with advanced warning about the potential maximum level for Okanagan Lake.

Past Winners

Associate Partner of the Year

  • 2018 is the first year of the award

Kelly Blunden Spirit of Service Award

  • 2016 Ken Ogden, City of Langley

Spirit of Innovation Award

  • 2017 City of Delta
  • 2016 City of Trail
  • 2015 City of Nanaimo
  • 2014 Township of Langley
  • 2013 City of Nanaimo
  • 2012 City of Langley
  • 2011 City of Victoria
  • 2010 City of Edmonton
  • 2009 City of Airdrie
  • 2008 City of Airdrie
  • 2007 City of Nanaimo
  • 2006 City of Kamloops
  • 2005 Regional District of Comox Strathcona
  • 2004 District of North Vancouver
  • 2003 City of Kelowna
  • 2002 City of Nanaimo
  • 2001 City of Kamloops
  • 2000 City of Vancouver
  • 1999 City of Kamloops
  • 1998 City of Vancouver