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Posted 3/12/2014

Release no. 14-022

Kavanaugh Breazeale

Vicksburg, Miss…… Jackie Smith, park contract representative at the Grenada Lake Field Office recently retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, after 25 years and 11 months of service.

Smith began her career with the Vicksburg District in 1988 as a computer clerk at Grenada Lake. As park contract representative, her duties included planning and coordinating the finance and accounting activities of operations and maintenance of the lake as well as coordinating daily activities and work projects with contractors. She was awarded the Vicksburg District Administrator of the Year Award in 2009 and 2013 and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 2014.

Smith is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and a graduate of Cohn High School. She attended Holmes Community College in Grenada and holds a private aircraft pilots license.

Her husband Wilbur also has a private aircraft pilots license and they have two children and three grandchildren.
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. The Mississippi lakes not only provide flood risk reduction, but also contribute approximately $99.5 million into the local economy with approximately 4.9 million visitors each year. Information on Corps lakes and recreational areas can be found on the Vicksburg District Operations Division’s website.