Public works manager receives river society award

Greg Trainor, public works, utilities and planning manager for the City of Grand Junction, has received the River Manager of the Year Award from the River Management Society.

The society supports professionals who manage, study and protect North American rivers. The group presents the award to those who exhibit leadership in  promoting and protecting natural, cultural and recreational resources; protect rivers within the context of their watersheds; work with user groups, landowners and the public; establish long-term partnerships: and create effective and professional working environments.

“I am overwhelmed by this honor,” Trainor said. “I thank the staff of the city, the River Management Society and the countless number of people that care about the rivers of our country and what they bring to our environment and our enjoyment of the places we live.”

Trainor has worked for the City of Grand Junction since 1984. He was instrumental in the creation of a water center at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction and serves as an officer of the Southwest Chapter of the River Management Society.