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Corps of Engineers honors its Fargo, North Dakota, office with Civil Servants of the Year recognition

Members of the Western Area Office receive the Civil Servant of the Year award from Col. Eric Swenson.

Posted on May 1, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected the Western Area Office based in Fargo, North Dakota, as one of its Civil Servants of the Year recipient.

The St. Paul District presents this award annually to its top employees. The Western Area Office was selected for the Team Award.

The Western Area Office demonstrated exceptional skill and proven resilience while administering around $100 million in civil works construction workload in 2022. Their ability to recruit, train and mentor new staff while administering critical dam-safety construction is unmatched. The safety-focused mindset of the staff facilitated nearly 750,000 workhours of construction without any major accidents, establishing them as a beacon of excellence within the industry.

“The Western Area Office is a great group of professionals and it’s an honor to work with them,” said Virginia Regorrah, area engineer office supervisor.  “They have come together from many different parts of the country, different disciplines, different backgrounds to very quickly form a cohesive team making a meaningful impact to the construction and completion of the projects for which we are responsible, including the Fargo, North Dakota/Moorhead, Minnesota Metro Area Flood Risk Management Project.”

The Civil Servant of the Year Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 2, at the Great Northern Building located in St. Paul.

The Western Area office team members include:

Wayne Arnold
Mathew Andersen
Sanjay Bimali
Jack Carter Jr.
Jerry Cudney
April Erickson
Clarence Fredericks
Anthony Feilzer
Adam Gamblin
Dominick Holloway
Gregory Hammons
Shane Hargreaves
Carnot Joseph
Roy Lawson
Kambili Nkem-Ossai
Virginia Regorrah
Vincent Schuyler
Rebecca Smith
Thomas Schmit
Robert Slininger
Richard Tollefson
Aung Win
Randal Melby


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