US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Transformation Briefing

  • by BPC Staff
  • on February 27, 2013

On Wednesday, December 12, Bay Planning Coalition helped facilitate an Executive Briefing for Key Stakeholders on the US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Transformation efforts.

Joseph Calcara, Pacific Division chief, Josephine Axt, LA District chief of planning, and Steve Stockton, US Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works Director presented to a group of over 50 people.

Saxon-Hamilton organized and chaired the meeting, and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission generously donated the meeting space.

The briefing was extremely productive, and a follow-up meeting is already being planned for February or March of 2013.


Click HERE to view the meeting Agenda in PDF

Click HERE to read “The Civil Works Challenge: USACE undertakes transformation to meet 21st century water water-resource demands.”

Click HERE to view Steve Stockton’s Power Point Slides on the Civil Works Transformation (in PDF)

Click HERE to view Josephine Axt’s Power Point Slides on Making 3x3x3 Work for Sponsors (in PDF)

 Click HERE to view the Discussion Notes from Saxon-Hamilton


Over 50 stakeholders from a variety of agencies attended the briefing.

Attendees represented such agencies and associations as:

  • The Ports of Redwood City, Oakland, San Francisco, Stockton and West Sacramento
  • California State Coastal Conservancy
  • California Marine Affairs and Navigation Conference
  • Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • Navajo County Pubic Works Department (Arizona)
  • Contra Costa Water District
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Sonoma County Water District
  • Orange County Water District
  • Yuba County Water Agency
  • LA County Dept. of Public Works
  • State of California Dept. of Public Works
  • San Joaquin County Flood Control District
  • Central Valley Flood Protection Board

… among others


Joe Calcara’s Seven Principles for Sponsorship Involvement:

  1. A Sense of Urgency
  2. Disciplined Thought and Action
  3. Well-defined Scopes
  4. Solidarity
  5. Coalition
  6. Funding
  7. Timely Execution