DATE: April 15, 2005
CONTACT: Mike Brown (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE: 2005-22
BLM ELKO ENGINEER RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko Field Office Civil Engineer Norm Rockwell recently received BLM’s top engineering award at a ceremony in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rockwell received the 2005 BLM Gary Bauer Memorial Award for a Facility Engineer based on his engineering achievements during his 21-year career with BLM.
In recent years, Rockwell’s engineering achievements include designing, reviewing the designs, or overseeing the construction of the BLM Carlin Fire Station, Wells Fire Station, Midas Fire Station, and improvements to the Elko Field Office warehouse/fire building. In addition, he designed and supervised installation of new bridges for Trout Creek, Four Mile Creek, and Susie Creek in Elko County. Rockwell is responsible for road maintenance, dams, water wells, recreation site maintenance, and much more.
Rockwell is a native of Elko, Nevada; a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno; and is active in the community. He is a past president of the Elko Chamber of Commerce, serves as an American Red Cross CPR and First Aid instructor, is a member of the City of Elko Airport Advisory Board, and is very active with Civil Air Patrol.
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