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Mendota Heights resident recognized for floodplain management

Published Nov. 24, 2015
Terry Zien, St. Paul District hydraulic engineer, received the annual Floodplain Manager Award for distinguished service in floodplain management at the Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers, or MnAFPM, conference in Moorhead, Minnesota, Nov. 19.

Terry Zien, St. Paul District hydraulic engineer, received the annual Floodplain Manager Award for distinguished service in floodplain management at the Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers, or MnAFPM, conference in Moorhead, Minnesota, Nov. 19.

ST. PAUL, Minnesota – Terry Zien, St. Paul District hydraulic engineer, received the annual Floodplain Manager Award for distinguished service in floodplain management at the Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers, or MnAFPM, conference in Moorhead, Minnesota, Nov. 19.

He was nominated by a number of Minnesota state agencies. The MnAFPM annual conference attendees consist of federal, state and local government officials, planners, engineers, consultants, researchers, educators, watershed organizations, realtors, appraisers and insurance agents. The conference agenda focuses on hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, recovery programs, flood control projects, stream restorations, case studies and mapping.

For the past nine years, Zien has managed the Flood Plain Management Services and Planning Assistance to States programs at the St. Paul District. Mr. Zien has also served as the St. Paul District Silver Jackets Coordinator for Minnesota and Wisconsin and as a co-lead for North Dakota for the past seven years. Silver Jackets is a program that provides an opportunity to consistently bring together multiple states, federal, tribal and local agencies to learn from one another in the area of flood risk management and apply this knowledge to reduce risk.

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 2014 $100 million budget, nearly 1,600 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $155 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil.

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