The National Academy, a congressionally-chartered, independent nonprofit, is conducting one-hour interviews via telephone. Pamela Haze, project director at the National Academy of Public Administration, would like to talk with representatives of non-federal entities who have had experience working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on partnership projects (more specifically Project Partnership Agreements (PPAs) or Local Cooperation Agreements (LCAs). They want to know about your experience in the development, negotiation and approval of the PPA; your views of the templates or models used by USACE; views on any changes sponsors may have seen in the last 4-5 years; and suggested improvements to the process.
They are also speaking with associations or legal agents who represent these non-federal entities. Haze said, “We are interested in talking with all types of sponsors to get a good representation, including states, counties, water and flood control districts, Indian Tribes, cities, etc. We believe that the more input we can get from sponsors, the better will be our findings and recommendations.”
If you’re interested in participating in the evaluation, email Haze at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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