(East Grand Forks, MN) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, selected Virginia Regorrah, East Grand Forks, Minnesota, resident, and western area engineer, as one of its three Civil Servants of the Year for 2020.
The St. Paul District presents this award annually to the top three or four employees of its nearly 700-person staff. Regorrah, with 33 years of service with the federal government, was nominated for the “Excellence Beyond Expectations” award for her exemplary service and commitment to the western area office, located in Fargo, North Dakota.
She expertly administered a massive workload increase while simultaneously building her team to posture for current and pending projects. Additionally, she displayed genuine dedication to her staff in developing an internal training program to improve their technical competencies, boost workplace confidence and establish a self-sustaining high level of morale.
"Virginia quickly adapted to a surging workload by tripling the size of her office and implemented a local training program to set her team up for long-term success,” said Chris Bowen, St. Paul District construction chief and Regorrah’s supervisor. “She is a very considerate and effective supervisor, serving as a role model to others both on and off duty."
Outside the office, Regorrah is a change leader and role model serving as a Girl Scout Troop Leader, engineering professor, and recreation league sports photographer.
“It is a very humbling experience to realize that the individuals that I work with took the time to nominate me for this honor,” said Regorrah. “I will strive to always be worthy of their thoughtful act.”