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JSU's Conroy Receives Army Award for Patriotic Civilian Service

14 September 2004 - Orange Beach, AL — In a presentation during the September 9th Alabama Water Resources Conference, Jacksonville State University EPIC Director, Pete Conroy was awarded for “Patriotic Civilian Service”.

The recognition was in association with Conroy’s work as US Alternate Federal Commissioner for Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin Compact and Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin Compact.

Conroy’s service was from 1999 to 2002. In August of 2003, the ACF Compact collapsed and more recently in August of 2004 the ACT Compact also collapsed.

“The failure of these Compacts will go down in history as being golden opportunities now lost”, said Conroy. “In consideration of the broad and extensive legal work that lies ahead, I’m especially appreciative of the Army taking time to recognize those of us who tried to move the process forward”, he said.

Presented by US Army Corps of Engineers Branch Chief, Roger Burke and signed by US Army Commanding Brigadier General, Peter T. Madsen, the certificate states:

“He (Conroy) is recognized for his outstanding contributions to the ACT and ACF River Basin Compacts process. His facilitation of Federal awareness to third party interests was instrumental to the Federal team in the interstate compacts process, and in promoting innovative approaches to providing high quality government services to the public. Mr. Conroy’s accomplishments are truly noteworthy and are a credit to himself, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal government”.

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