Jeffrey Morris named Bureau of Reclamation's Manager of Native American and International Affairs

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615, psoeth@usbr.gov

For Release: July 09, 2018

Jeffrey Morris
Jeffrey Morris
WASHINGTON – Bureau of Reclamation's Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that Jeffrey Morris was selected as the Manager for Native American and International Affairs. In this position, Morris will coordinate Reclamation's Native American and International Affairs programs.

"These programs are vital to Reclamation's relationships with tribes and the international community," Commissioner Burman said. "Jeff's valuable experience working on Indian water right settlements and as a civil engineer will be a great asset for Reclamation as we continue our important work in Indian country and throughout the world."

Morris joined Reclamation in 2007 as an estimator in the Technical Service Center after 10 years in the private sector as a consulting engineer. He moved to the Design, Estimating and Construction Oversight and Value Program Office as the Value Program Manger where he sought to improve projects with cost effective, innovative solutions without sacrificing key objectives and functions.

His most recent position was the manager of the Design, Estimating and Construction Oversight and Value Program Office. While he was in this position, he served as a senior technical advisor to the Secretary of the Interior's Indian Water Rights Office. He also led more than 50 multidisciplinary teams of technical experts that sought to improve projects by identifying risk and uncertainty and innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of each client.

He is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and Texas. Morris received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1995 and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1997 from the University of Texas at Austin.

Reclamation is committed to increasing opportunities for Indians to develop, manage, and protect their water and related resources. The Native American Affairs Program is a collaborative, coordinated, integrated function in Reclamation. Reclamation's International Affairs Program consists of a variety of reimbursable activities with global partners, including technology exchange, training, and technical assistance.

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