On Thursday, May 19, 2016, NWRA Executive Director Bob Johnson and Legislative Specialist Valentina J. Valenta attended the Change of Command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from Lieutenant General Thomas P. Bostick to Lieutenant General Todd T. Semonite at Fort Myer, Virginia. The Change of Command and Retirement in honor of Lieutenant General Bostick was hosted by General Mark A. Milley, 39th Chief of Staff of the Army. Lieutenant General Semonite became the 54th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the USACE.


As the Chief of Engineers, an Army Staff Principal, [Lieutenant General Semonite will] advise the Army on engineering matters and serves as the Army's topographer and the proponent for real estate and other related engineering programs. As the USACE Commanding General, he is responsible for more than 32,000 Civilian employees and 700 Military personnel who provide project management, construction support and engineering expertise in more than 110 countries around the world.


Following the Change of Command and presentation of awards and retirement, Bob Johnson and Valentina Valenta met with Lieutenant General Semonite and his wife Connie in the receiving line and wished them well in their new roles with the Army, and expressed enthusiasm about working on the nation's most important water resources issues in the coming months.

Invited to the Change of Command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE REVISED DATES:

NWRA Annual Conference - November 14-16, 2016
Hotel Del Coronado, Coronado, California

Contact Information


Dave Koland - NWRA President


Robert W. Johnson - Executive Vice President


Ian Lyle - Director of Federal Affairs


Kris Polly - Senior Advisor


Valentina Valenta - Legislative Specialist


John Crotty - Advisor


AnnaLee Taylor - Office Manager

 NWRA Office 

4 E Street SE

Washington, DC 20003


Phone - 202.698.0693

Fax - 202.698.0694

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It is the mission of the National Water Resources Association to advocate federal policies, legislation, and regulations promoting protection, management, development, and beneficial use of water resources.

  August 3 - 5, 2016

  Sun Valley Resort

  Sun Valley, Idaho

NWRA Executive Vice President, Robert Johnson,

Watch the webcast HERE.

Video courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation

2016 NWRA Wester Water Seminar

Details and Hotel Information

Available HERE.

​Registration Available HERE.

NWRA members testify on importance of water supply during Water Week in DC at House Water, Power and Oceans hearing on Western Water
​April 13, 2016.