Reclamation announces Jeffrey Morris as Manager of Native American and International Affairs

By on July 14, 2018

Jeffrey K. Morris, an 11-year veteran with the Bureau of Reclamation, has been named as manager of Native American and International Affairs. In announcing Morris’s new position Reclamation’s Commissioner Brenda Burman indicated that he 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 is a licensed professional engineer in Colorado and Texas and spent 10 years working in the private sector before joining Reclamation. He joined Reclamation in 2007 as an estimator in the Technical Service Center and subsequently moved to the Design, Estimating and Construction Oversight and Value Program Office. As the Value Program Manager he sought to improve projects with cost effective, innovative solutions without sacrificing key objectives and functions.

Most recently Morris served as the manager of the Design, Estimating and Construction Oversight and Value Program Office. In this position, he served as a senior technical advisor to the Secretary of the Interior’s Indian Water Rights Office. He led more than 50 multidisciplinary teams of technical experts that sought to improve projects by identifying risk and uncertainty while innovative solutions to meet the individual and unique needs of each client.

Morris earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of South Florida in 1995. He furthered his education and received a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1997 from the University of Texas at Austin.

The Native American Affairs Program is a collaborative, coordinated, integrated function within Reclamation. Reclamation’s International Affairs Program consists of a variety of reimbursable activities with global partners, including technology exchange, training and technical assistance. Additional information about Reclamation’s Native American Affairs Program can be found at:  https://www.usbr.gov/native/. Additional information on the International Affairs Program is available at: https://www.usbr.gov/international/.