US Army Corps of Engineers
Galveston District

2015 Awards & Recognition

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Communitas Award: The USACE Galveston District earned a Communitas Award in the Making a Difference category for its Dam Safety outreach campaign to inform 1.2 million residents in the nation’s fourth largest city of risks associated with living downstream of the dams, the interim risk reduction measures in store and the long-term construction plan scheduled to reinforce the nearly 70-year-old structures while maintaining the Corps’ reputation and relevancy as an organization that makes public safety a top priority and adds value to the nation.

2015 International Boating and Water Safety Summit: Lockmaster Simon DeSoto, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District, was recognized with three awards during the International Boating & Water Safety Summit 2015 for his efforts to promote and raise awareness of the importance of learning to swim and achieving water confidence. Honorable Mention - Giveaways/Handouts; Second Place - Special Category - Education and Second Place - Audio Public Service Announcement, Dear Mom and Dad.
USACE Galveston District earned a 2015 Silver Anvil Award for its Addicks and Barker Dam Safety campaign in the Community Relations category. The public announcement of the USACE Dam Safety Program’s reclassification of the Addicks and Barker dams to Dam Safety Action Classification System to Extremely High Risk, presented staff with the challenge of communicating the findings to inform 1.2 million residents in the nation’s fourth largest city of risks associated with living downstream of the dams, the $4,432,245 short-term interim risk reduction measures in store and the $75-100 million long-term construction plan to reinforce the nearly 70-year-old structures while maintaining the Corps’ reputation and relevancy as an organization that makes public safety a top priority and adds value to the nation.
USACE Galveston District earned a 2015 Silver Anvil Award of Excellence for its Addicks and Barker Dam Safety campaign in the Integrated Communications category. The public announcement of the USACE Dam Safety Program’s reclassification of the Addicks and Barker dams to Dam Safety Action Classification System to Extremely High Risk,presented staff with the challenge of communicating the findings to inform 1.2 million residents in the nation’s fourth largest city of risks associated with living downstream of the dams, the $4,432,245 short-term interim risk reduction measures in store and the $75-100 million long-term construction plan to reinforce the nearly 70-year-old structures while maintaining the Corps’ reputation and relevancy as an organization that makes public safety a top priority and adds value to the nation.

USACE Galveston District earned a 2015 Silver Anvil Award for its Corps in the Classroom campaign in the Multicultural category.



USACE Galveston District earned a 2015 Gold Award for its Addicks and Barker Dam Safety campaign in the Public Service category. The public announcement of the USACE Dam Safety Program’s reclassification of the Addicks and Barker dams to Dam Safety Action Classification System to Extremely High Risk, presented staff with the challenge of communicating the findings to inform 1.2 million residents in the nation’s fourth largest city of risks associated with living downstream of the dams, the $4,432,245 short-term interim risk reduction measures in store and the $75-100 million long-term construction plan to reinforce the nearly 70-year-old structures while maintaining the Corps’ reputation and relevancy as an organization that makes public safety a top priority and adds value to the nation.

USACE Galveston District earned the 2015 Grand Excalibur Award, the Public Relations Society of America Houston Chapter's top honor for the second consecutive year, for its Addicks and Barker Dam Safety campaign in the Public Service category. The public announcement of the USACE Dam Safety Program’s reclassification of the Addicks and Barker dams to Dam Safety Action Classification System to Extremely High Risk, presented staff with the challenge of communicating the findings to inform 1.2 million residents in the nation’s fourth largest city of risks associated with living downstream of the dams, the $4,432,245 short-term interim risk reduction measures in store and the $75-100 million long-term construction plan to reinforce the nearly 70-year-old structures while maintaining the Corps’ reputation and relevancy as an organization that makes public safety a top priority and adds value to the nation.