The Planning Associates (PA) Program is an advanced training opportunity in water resources planning offered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The goals of the PA Program are to broaden planners competencies in solving complex water resources problems and challenges, and to strengthen their leadership talents. The Program curriculum is rich in team building, leadership training, experiential training in the Corps Civil Works business programs, case studies, individual and group projects, instructional training and experiences, and many networking opportunities with leaders from the public and private sectors.
The PA Program is targeted to journeyman-level professionals in the field of water resources, which is generally at the GS-11 through the GS-13 level of Federal service. The program consists of approximately 20 weeks of rigorous training scheduled in 1-3 week blocks.
Members of the 2016 PA Class are:
Quana Higgins, Senior Planner from Los Angeles Districts Phoenix Area Office, Phoenix, AZ.
Keith Keeney, Regional Archeologist from the Louisville District, Louisville, KY.
Andy MacInnes, Senior Planner from the New Orleans District, New Orleans, LA.
Michael Malsom, Biologist/Environmental Project Manager from the Mobile District, Mobile, AL.
Valerie McCormack, Archeologist from the Nashville District, Nashville, TN.
Patrick Nowak, Economist from the Omaha District, Omaha, NE.
Patrick ODonnell, Senior Planner from the South Atlantic Division, Atlanta, GA.
Tatton Suter, Planner from the Alaska District, Anchorage, AK.