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Honored in 2000
George C. Grugett has been Executive Vice President of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association for the past twenty years.
Every year he testifies before Congressional leaders and advises Executive branch officials on flood control issues. He also advises state and local leaders throughout the Mississippi Valley on the development of flood control, navigation and environmental infrastructure projects.
Prior to joining the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association in 1980, Mr. Grugett had a distinguished career spanning 35 years with the Memphis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he served as the Chief of the Program Development Office and Executive Assistant to the District Engineer.
In this position he guided the expenditure of millions of dollars for flood control in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, and Mississippi. He has received many awards for his accomplishments, including the Department of the Army’s Meritorious Service Award and the Silver Order of the deFleury Medal by the Commander of the Corps of Engineers, for exceptional performance of duty.