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Hastings resident earns national finance award

Published Aug. 16, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Washington, D.C., recently selected Hastings, Minn., resident and St. Paul District employee Pete Lillie as recipient of the Financial Manager of the Year – District Level Award.

This award recognizes a district resource manager who has provided exemplary financial management support and services necessary to execute the Corps’ program. Lillie received this award for his outstanding leadership as district financial manager developing and implementing cost-efficient fiscal policy.

Lillie was also recognized for his voluntary deployment as a member of the St. Paul District Housing Planning and Response Team to California in response to the 2017 wildfires. Lillie directly aided more than 230 families in establishing clean and safe housing and indirectly helped more than 5,000 families find shelter as he played a critical role in one of FEMA’s largest temporary housing missions in U.S. history.

“Pete is a true team player and respected fiscal authority throughout his division, and a role model for financial management professionals to both his peers and those serving under his leadership,” said Col. Sam Calkins, St. Paul District commander.

Lillie is the St. Paul District’s chief financial officer and has been with the Corps since 2012. His role with the Corps involves ensuring proper stewardship of public funds in compliance with federal law and assisting with the maintenance of balance, economy and efficiency in accomplishment of the St. Paul District mission.

I am honored to receive this award, but I'd be amiss if I didn't recognize all of the outstanding Financial Management employees in the St. Paul District,” Lillie said.

Release no. 18-057