Waterways Council Inc. (WCI) presented its 20th annual Leadership Service Award to Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) on February 8 “for his steadfast, continued leadership on inland waterways and port issues.”
“As a former small businessman and sixth-generation family farmer, Rep. Graves well understands the importance of the inland waterways system in the transport of America’s key commodities,” WCI said in announcing the award.
Graves is the new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. His 6th District in Missouri includes the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.
He was presented the award in his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., by Cherrie Felder, chair of WCI’s board of directors, and Tracy Zea, WCI’s president and CEO, during WCI’s 2023 Washington meetings.
Caption for photo: From left: Tracy Zea, Cherrie Felder and Rep. Sam Graves. (Photo courtesy of Waterways Council Inc.)