The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will host its inaugural “Meet the District” virtual open house Thursday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon.
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 business opportunities. Virtual attendees will be able to connect and network with key district staff members and subject matter experts as well as potential partners in the public and private sectors.
Attendees can learn more about the event and register at www.mvk.usace.army.mil/About/Open-House. The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 5.
District offices that will be represented at the event include Engineering and Construction, Programs and Project Management, Operations, Regulatory, Channel Improvement, Architect and Engineer (A&E) Services, Natural Resources Management, Small Business, Contracting, Logistics, Resource Management and Accounting, Equal Employment Opportunity, Real Estate, Human Resources, Office of the Chief Information Officer and Office of Counsel.
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 — are slated to host their respective inaugural open houses this year. The Vicksburg District’s original open house was scheduled for March but was canceled due to the pandemic.
USACE Vicksburg District Commander Col. Robert Hilliard will provide opening remarks and welcome all virtual attendees.
“We are excited to host this virtual open house and provide attendees from a diverse range of industries, disciplines and backgrounds with a better understanding of the Vicksburg District’s mission,” Hilliard said in a statement. “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.”