Rebecca Graser, St. Paul District employee and Waukesha, Wis., resident receives an Army
Achievement Medal for Civilian Service from Col. Michael Price, St. Paul District commander, in St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 14, 2012.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, selected Rebecca Graser, St. Paul District employee and Waukesha, Wis., resident as its division nominee for the 2012 Don Lawyer Regulator of the Year.
The Don Lawyer Award recognizes an outstanding Corps of Engineers regulatory or permitting officer who is reasonable, decisive and timely, as well as projects a positive and professional image of the Corps. This biennial award is the highest regulatory recognition a Corps employee can receive and recognizes individuals for their superiority in the field of regulatory operations and his or her contribution to maintaining the integrity of the Corps’ regulatory program.
Graser serves as the Wisconsin regulatory program manager, as well as the St. Paul District point of contact for National Environmental Policy Act and Clean Water Act issues. She also manages several high-profile, complex permit evaluations and has represented the district’s regulatory branch during meetings with the Wisconsin governor’s office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and state congressional representatives regarding proposed changes to state regulations of work in waters and wetlands within Wisconsin.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, serves the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. It contributes around $175 million to the five-state district economy. The 700 employees work at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.
Release no. 12-121
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