| November 14, 2005 -
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Nashville district presented today
its Commander's Award For Public Service to Christopher S. Howley,
a stormwater engineer for the City of Knoxville, for demonstrating
superior teamwork and providing exceptional service to the community.
Howley has demonstrated a thorough knowledge of the flood damage reduction
and emergency streambank protection needs of the Knoxville area, and
has quickly achieved a thorough understanding of the principals and
practices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to work with the Nashville
District and to champion the interests of the citizens of Knoxville,"
said Lt. Col. Steven Roehmhildt, Nashville district commander, during
the presentation of the citation today at the City County Building.
"In particular, his efforts on the First Creek Flood Control Study
and Lakeshore Park Emergency Streambank Protection Study have set
a high standard for team work among county, state, private, and federal
interests," Roehmhildt stated.
Mayor Bill Haslam, who also attended the presentation today, said,
"This award is a testament to Chris' expertise and the service he
gives to the citizens of Knoxville. I am proud that Chris is a member
of our team, and congratulate him on this achievement."
Howley, 32, joined the City of Knoxville in 1997.