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Posted 5/15/2018

Release no. 18-039


ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected Kelli Phillips as one of its four Civil Servants of the Year for 2017. 

 The St. Paul District presents this award annually to the top three or four employees of its nearly 600-person staff. Phillips, whose 18 years of service with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers includes 6 years with the St. Paul District, is a project manager at the district’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 Phillips is dedicated to serving people in need and was the district’s most active emergency responder in 2017, deploying to support emergency response efforts following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria; California Wildfires; and Louisiana Severe Storm and Flooding. Her efforts have directly improved the lives of thousands of people living in the communities devastated by these natural disasters. Phillips’ dedication, commitment, leadership and care for others brings tremendous value to government organizations.

 She received her award at the 41st Annual Federal Civil Servant of the Year Awards at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, May 8.

 “I’m honored to be recognized,” Phillips said, “But I can’t emphasize enough that it was only made possible through the support of my co-workers and supervisor.”

The nearly 600 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2015 $100 million budget, nearly 1,600 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $155 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

Civil Servants of the Year 2017 Kelli Phillips US Army Corps of Engineers