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Corps of Engineers recognizes Onalaska, Wis., resident

Published April 29, 2014
LANSING, Iowa -- Scott Baker, St. Paul District resident engineer civil engineer, looks at the Pool 9 island construction project near Lansing, Iowa, Aug. 23. the project is a part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program.

LANSING, Iowa -- Scott Baker, St. Paul District resident engineer civil engineer, looks at the Pool 9 island construction project near Lansing, Iowa, Aug. 23. the project is a part of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, selected St. Paul District employee and Onalaska, Wis., resident Scott Baker as the Construction Management Excellence Award recipient.

The annual award recognizes construction personnel exhibiting excellence in construction management and contract administration activities. An employee from each of the division’s six districts competed for the award. Baker will now compete against other division winners for the Corps of Engineers national award.

“Scott’s leadership in the Environment Management Program has set the standard division wide for his ownership and commitment to provide a quality product that has exceeded our customer’s expectations,” said Tom Johnson, St. Paul District Eastern Area Office chief. “His professionalism and dedication to construction quality is unsurpassed and has earned the respect of our partnering agencies, contractors and district staff.”


Baker was nominated for the award, in part, for fostering a spirit of cooperation and partnership with the Upper Mississippi River Restoration Program. He has served as the contracting officer’s representative for numerous projects to include the Pool 8 and 9 island construction.  

Additionally, Baker serves as the assistant flood engineer for Minnesota and Iowa and performs as a subject matter expert in contract administration procedures, submittal reviews, contract modifications and negotiations.  

The nearly 650 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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