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St. Paul resident and Corps of Engineers attorney recognized nationally

Published Aug. 9, 2018

Alex WebbST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Washington, D.C., recently selected St. Paul, Minn., resident and St. Paul District employee Alex Webb as a recipient of the Joseph W. Kimbel Award for Professional Potential.

This award recognizes exceptional attorneys who have demonstrated the highest potential for future legal achievement and who truly are “Rising Stars” in the Corps’ legal services community. Webb received this award for his work advising on sensitive and complex dredge material management plans on the Upper Mississippi River and ensuring legal compliance of civil works projects like the Souris River Basin flood protection plan.

"Alex's hard work, technical expertise and innovative thinking have been paramount in resolving complex legal problems for the St. Paul District to ensure the smooth and effective execution of Corps planning and project missions,” said John Carrell, district counsel and Webb’s supervisor.

Webb is assistant district counsel and has been with the St. Paul District since 2014. His role with the Corps involves advising on ethics, environmental law, contracting, civil works, and regulatory programs. “I am honored to have been recognized for my efforts,” Webb said.

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 St. Paul District Fiscal Year 2016 $78 million budget, nearly 1,250 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $120 million to the national economy. For more information, see


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