Stringham Honored By Mississippi Valley Division
The Mississippi Valley Engineer Division recently selected George Stringham, deputy public affairs chief for the St. Paul Engineer District, as the division’s public affairs officer of the year.
The Mississippi Valley Division presents this award annually to the top public affairs officer within the division’s six districts. Stringham received the award in recognition of his leadership, dedication and devotion to duty. As a public affairs specialist for the past 19 years, Stringham has helped hundreds of thousands of citizens learn more about the Corps of Engineers while providing critical public safety information during numerous disasters.
Stringham’s accomplishments include working closely with district leadership to keep both the public and district employees informed during the COVID-19 pandemic and making improvements to increase traffic and visibility to the district’s website and social media profiles. He has also volunteered to support the Corps of Engineers at the national level by deploying in support of Hurricane Laura recovery efforts and serving as the lead public affairs specialist at the Corps’ emergency field office in Lake Charles, La. Additionally, he supports the Department of Defense Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness Program by assisting the country of Georgia in bolstering their crisis communication abilities.
“George is one of the hardest working, talented and level-headed public affairs practitioners in the business,” said Shannon Bauer, St. Paul Engineer District public affairs chief and Stringham’s supervisor. “He always puts the public and his customers first. We are absolutely lucky to have him with us here at the St. Paul District!”