ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected Terry Jorgenson 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. Jorgenson, whose 38 years of service with the federal government includes 34 years with the St. Paul District, is a geologist at the district’s headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Jorgenson received his award in recognition of his leadership on a wide array of assignments, including a recent project at the Lac qui Parle Dam in which he provided specific oversight to important aspects of an emergency repair. Jorgenson is always one of the first to offer help, and does so without fail and an upbeat attitude.
He received his award at the 41st Annual Minnesota Federal Civil Servant of the Year Awards at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, May 8.
“I’m humbled by the award,” Jorgenson said, “I’m fortunate to have worked with so many fantastic people who have made being a civil servant so rewarding. Treating all with mutual respect is always the starting point for me – I can only hope that I have shown my best for all that I have worked for and with.”
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.
Release no. 18-037