The 2016 UGS Employee of the Year award was presented to Mark Milligan. Mark is a model employee with a strong work ethic and friendly personality that endears him to co-workers and the public he often interacts with. He handles an enormous number of public inquires that require patience, persistence, and a broad understanding of Utah geology. He has authored numerous popular UGS publications and contributed many informative articles to Survey Notes, and he can always be counted on to do an excellent and thorough job on any assigned task. Mark is an outstanding role model, and is a deserving recipient of the UGS Employee of the Year award.