VICKSBURG, Miss. --
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will host its inaugural Meet the District Open House event March 26 at the district headquarters building in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
The event will provide large and small business representatives; university, community college and vocational school administrators; political and community leaders; and members of the public with the opportunity to learn about the district’s mission as well as its career and businesses opportunities. Attendees will be able to network with key district staff members and subject matter experts as well as potential partners in the public and private sectors.
District offices that will be represented at the event include Engineering and Construction, Programs and Project Management, Operations, Small Business, Contracting, Logistics, Resource Management and Accounting, Equal Employment Opportunity, Real Estate, Human Resources, Office of the Chief Information Office, Office of Counsel and Public Affairs.
The event is part of the USACE Mississippi Valley Division’s Business Opportunities Open House initiative, which aims to increase industrial and community awareness of USACE’s missions as well as opportunities and requirements to become involved in those missions. Each of the division’s six districts – St. Paul, Rock Island, St. Louis, Memphis, Vicksburg and New Orleans – will host their respective inaugural open house events this year.
Mississippi Valley Division Commanding General Maj. Gen. R. Mark Toy is scheduled to attend the Vicksburg District’s event. Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert Hilliard will provide opening remarks and network with attendees at the event.
“We are excited to host this open house event and provide attendees from a diverse range of industries, disciplines and backgrounds with a better understanding of the district’s mission,” said Hilliard. “Developing strong relationships with industry, academia and the community is critical to efficiently and effectively serve the people within our area of responsibility. My team and I look forward to meeting attendees and discussing how we can collaborate to better serve the needs of the public.”
The deadline to register for the event is March 23. Attendees can learn more about the event and register at the following link: go.usa.gov/xdD7C.
The Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The district encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.