Vicksburg District’s Levee Safety Team Honored By Corps HQ

The Vicksburg Engineer District’s Levee Safety Center was recently recognized by Corps of Engineers Headquarters for exceptional contributions to dam and levee safety.

Social scientist Katie Noland was selected as the 2021 Levee Safety Professional of the Year for her excellence in levee safety contributions. Award nominations were received agencywide, and the Headquarters  Levee Safety Committee chose Noland out of numerous candidates.

The Levee Safety Center was also recognized as the 2021 Dam Safety Team of the Year for its leadership of the Dam Safety Risk Communication Training Team. In addition to Noland, visual information specialist Stacy Tennison also represented the district. Other members included personnel from across several districts and divisions, as well as Corps centers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The Headquarters Dam Safety Steering Committee selected the team from agencywide nominations for outstanding contributions to dam safety within the Corps.

“Dam and levee safety are paramount in our area of responsibility,” said Col. Robert Hilliard, Vicksburg Engineer District commander. “We’re thrilled that Katie Noland and the Levee Safety Center team have been recognized for their continued dedication and hard work.”

Sign up for Waterway Journal's weekly newsletter.Our weekly newsletter delivers the latest inland marine news straight to your inbox including breaking news, our exclusive columns and much more.

The Levee Safety Center, a national center of expertise, provides support to the Corps’ Levee Safety Program and leads the implementation of the congressionally authorized National Levee Safety Initiative. The center also collaborates with other agencies to develop national levee safety policy. The center is based in the Vicksburg District’s headquarters building in Vicksburg, Miss.