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Corps of Engineers recognizes Hayward, Wisconsin, resident

Published May 15, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected Bill Sande 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. Sande, whose 24 years of service to the federal government includes 20 years with the St. Paul District, is a regulatory project manager at the district’s Hayward field office in Hayward, Minnesota.

 Sande’s dedication, hard work and high level of professionalism has been a stabilizing influence in establishing a regulatory presence in central and northern Wisconsin. His leadership has established cooperative working relationships with local, state and tribal entities while resolving regulatory issues with stakeholders through fair and flexible approaches. Sande’s hard work has enhanced the St. Paul District’s reputation with all whom he has served in central and northern Wisconsin.

 He received his 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 am honored to be selected for this award among so many deserving people,” Sande said. “I’m grateful for the support I receive from both supervisors and my regulatory teammates – especially those in the Hayward field office.”

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

Release no. 18-038