April PIP to feature Olmsted Dam Update and Youth LEAD Graduation

Published Tuesday, March 20, 2018 11:30 am

Note:  The breakfast is being held one week later than usual on April 12. 

The April 12th Power in Partnership breakfast of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will feature Captain Jeremy Nichols of the Army Corps of Engineers with an update on the Olmsted Dam and the graduation of the Youth LEAD Class 7 participants.  The breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 a.m. at the Julian Carroll Convention Center.  Caring People Services is the sponsor. 

CPT Jeremy Nichols is the Executive Officer for the Project Delivery Team (PDT) of the Olmsted Locks & Dam program under the Louisville Engineer District, Army Corps of Engineers.  He is an Army Engineer Officer and 2008 ROTC Graduate from Eastern Illinois University.  

The Olmsted Locks & Dam project, located on the Ohio River, is scheduled to be operational this year.  It replaces the 90 year-old Locks & Dams 52 and 53, located at Brookport, IL and Grand Chain, IL, respectively.  The $3.1 billion program is currently the largest Civil Works project in the US Army Corps of Engineers inventory.  It is situated on the busiest stretch of the Inland Waterways Transportation System and passes 81 million tons of commodities annually.  The project broke ground in 1993 and was mostly recently innovative for its use of an ‘In the Wet’ construction technique where the dam feature of work was constructed without the aid of cofferdams that would have impeded river traffic.  Olmsted is critically important to the security of the Nation given its significant economic impacts and strategic geographic location. 

The breakfast will also feature the recognition of the 27 local high school students who recently completed the Youth LEAD program coordinated by the Leadership Paducah Foundation. 

Below are the details of the breakfast:

     When: Thursday, April 12, 7:30-8:30 a.m. (note one week later than usual)

     Where: Julian M. Carroll Convention Center

     Speaker: CPT Jeremy Nichols on the Olmsted Dam

     Sponsor:  Caring People Services

     Special Recognition:  Youth LEAD Graduation

     Cost: $15 for members, $25 for non-Chamber members


If you are not a Power Card holder, please make your reservations by Tuesday, April 10, by 5 p.m. to the Chamber at www.paducahchamber.org, 270-443-1746 or info@paducahchamber.org.


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