Distinguished Service Award: Mike Bronner
The Utah Genealogical Association Distinguished Service Award is given in recognition of outstanding service to UGA. This year UGA is pleased to bestow this award on Mike Bronner.
By profession, Mike develops web applications using cutting-edge technologies. His further interests lie in research methodologies and business processes and strategies. In his spare time Mike researches his own family lines, specializing in German research and deciphering old handwritten German documents. Time permitting, he also enjoys playing Pickleball with his local club members.
Mike has served UGA for many years as a board member, webmaster, and chair of the Technology Committee, which he helped to create to oversee, research, and recommend technology solutions to meet UGA’s growing needs. As chair of this committee, Mike led UGA through difficult decisions and transitions related to electronic storage; meeting and webinar providers; email, survey, and communication management systems; digital collections; password distribution; event registration; and website development. He developed branding documentation and a standard operating procedures manual.
As UGA’s website manager, Mike implemented membership renewal and transaction improvements, acted as liaison for custom programming for the First Families project, and created unique page templates and added functionality to support the growing needs of conferences and institutes.
During his tenure, Mike has also served as the audio-visual coordinator and technology manager for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.
As he retires from his UGA service, Mike’s common sense and down to earth wisdom will be sorely missed. We are grateful for his outstanding contributions to UGA and are pleased to honor him with the Distinguished Service Award this year.