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Corps of Engineers recognizes White Bear Lake, Minn., resident

Published May 2, 2013
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected White Bear Lake, Minn., resident Tim Smith as one of its three Civil Servants of the Year this year.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected White Bear Lake, Minn., resident Tim Smith as one of its three Civil Servants of the Year this year.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected White Bear Lake, Minn., resident Tim Smith as one of its three Civil Servants of the Year this year.

The St. Paul District presents this award annually to the top three or four of its 700 employees.

Smith, who's worked for the Corps of Engineers for more than 16 years, the last 10 of which were with the St. Paul District, is the chief of the technical services section in the St. Paul District’s Regulatory Branch. In this role, he manages the Corps regulatory, or Clean Water Act, program in Minnesota; oversees the district’s permit enforcement compliance actions; and supervises seven technical experts in the environmental field.

Smith received this award in recognition for his leadership, both regionally and nationally, in the area of aquatic resource management. He made significant improvements to the district’s program in the areas of wetland protection, compliance and enforcement.

“Tim has been instrumental in furthering coordination with our state and federal resource agency partners in the shared objective of preserving the integrity of the nation’s waters in Minnesota,” said Tamara Cameron, Smith’s supervisor. “The technical skills he brings to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulatory program are of the highest caliber.”

Smith will receive his award at the 36th Annual Minnesota Federal Civil Servant of the Year Awards in St. Paul, Minn., May 3.

The nearly 700 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 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

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