A big congratulations to the Charleston District’s Senior Civilian Ms. Lisa Metheney who was recently awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the state of South Carolina’s highest civilian honor, from Gov. Henry McMaster. It was awarded for her dedication to the Charleston Harbor Post 45 Harbor Deepening project and the state of South Carolina. Without Metheney’s effective leadership and guidance over the past seven years, it is very likely that one or more of the numerous risks for significant delay would have come to pass and this important project would not be starting physical construction now.
The award was presented to her by Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, chief of engineers, when he was in town for the South Carolina Port Authority’s celebration event (page 10). Her contributions to South Carolina go way beyond the Post 45 project. Her dedication and work on the District’s storm damage reduction projects on Folly Beach and Myrtle Beach, Lake Marion Regional Water Supply project, which will bring potable water to an underdeveloped area, and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and Charleston Harbor annual maintenance dredging, which saves taxpayers over $18 million a year, will be felt by South Carolinians for many years to come.