US Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District

About The Stakeholder Partnering Forum

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District conducts semi-annual Stakeholder Partnering Forums with non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners to collaborate on best practices regarding programs ranging from ecosystem restoration to flood risk management, maintaining and improving Texas coastal navigation systems, and regulatory oversight of U.S. waters at its Galveston headquarters. 

These events help  identify opportunities to better support  stakeholder commitments and emerging interests for Planning Studies, Preconstruction, Engineering and Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance.

The forum serves as an  opportunity for non-federal sponsors, customers and agency partners from along the Texas coast to network and exchange ideas on ways the Galveston District is able to improve value delivery to the nation across civil works and regulatory business lines.


Spring 2019 Stakeholder Partnering Forum

Spring 2019 Stakeholder Partnering Forum


External Project Management Review Board

March 26-27, 2019

Texas A&M Galveston Campus

Building 3035 - Room 203

200 Seawolf Parkway

Galveston, Texas 77554

Aggie Special Events Center

Registration and Agenda


Registration: Open - Select here for event registration

Hotel Registration: Select here for available accommodations

Media Registration

Media Registration: Select here if a member of the media. 


Forum Agenda


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Galveston District PMR

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Post Hurricane Harvey Restoration and Improvement of Water Resources Infrastructure on the Texas Coast - Edmond J. Russo, Jr., Ph.D., P.E., D.CE., D.NE., D.WRE, Deputy District Engineer, Programs and Project Management Division, USACE-SWG

Work-In-Kind Management presentation - Valerie Miller, Chief, Programs Management Branch, USACE-SWG

Implementation of Coastal R&D Innovations in Hurricane Supplemental Projects - Shubhra Misra, Ph.D., P.E., Hydraulic Engineer, Engineering and Construction Branch, USACE-SWG

Changes in the USACE SWG Regulatory Program and Associated Changes in Operational and Real Estate Requirements - Andrea Murdock-McDaniels, Chief, Operations and Regulatory Division, USACE-SWD

Annual Civil Works and Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Program Execution - Byron Williams, P.M.P., Chief, Project Management Branch, USACE-SWG

Buffalo Bayou and Tributaries Resiliency Study Update - Andrew Weber, P.E., Project Manager, Project Management Branch, USACE-SWG

Sabine Pass to Coastal Galveston Bay, Texas Coastal Storm Risk Management - Eddie Irogoyen, Project Manager, Project Management Branch, USACE-SWG

Texas Ports Association Update - Richard Byrnes, Chief Port Infrastructure Officer, Port of Houston Authority (PHA)

Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study - Kelly Burkes-Copes, Ph.D., Project Manager, Project Management Branch, USACE-SWG

Alignment and Composition of the Galveston Bay Barrier System - Tony Williams, Director of Environmental Review, Texas General Land Office

Coastal Storm Risk Management and Ecosystem Restoration Project along the Texas Coast - Mike Diaz, P.E., Civil Engineer Subject Matter Expert, Engineering and Construction Branch, USACE-SWG, Himangshu Das, Ph.D., USACE-SWG, and Charlie Brandsetter, Lead Structural Engineer, Engineering and Construction, USACE-MVN

Focus Area:  Alignments and Configurations of the Galveston Bay and Galveston Island Perimeter Systems - Brian Harper, Chief, Planning Branch, USACE-SWG

Update on the SWG Navigation Program:  Economic strategic enabler in Texas on America's Energy Coast - Chris Frabotta, Deputy Chief, Operations Division, USACE-SWG

Keynote Presentation:  Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study- David Green, J.D., Deputy Director, Coastal Resources, Texas General Land Office 

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- Participants are eligible for Professional Development Hours (PDH)

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