2022 Silver Jackets Team of the Year: Iowa Silver Jackets
The Iowa Silver Jackets Team was selected as the 2022 Silver Jackets Team of the Year by its peers. The Team received this recognition due to is its response and recovery efforts related to historic flooding across Iowa in 2019.
The Silver Jackets team supported levee rehabilitation efforts, nonstructural buy-outs, other nonstructural flood risk mitigation efforts, and participated in a Levee Task Force initiated by the Governor of Iowa as part of the recovery efforts. The team has also conducted multiple interagency efforts focused on communities most impacted by the 2019 flooding, such as the city of Davenport, where they provided innovative interagency support for, and assessment of, nonstructural flood risk management options. The team has also focused on interagency collection and processing of data to enable rapid modeling and mapping of floodplain areas for future needs. The team’s successful accomplishments are attributed to strong partnership from the many dedicated team members and agencies, demonstrating shared responsibility in action. The team was recognized at the 2022 National Flood Risk Management Program (NFRMP) Virtual Workshop.