92127 native Tami Relph was recently recognized as 2019 Civilian Engineer of the Year by Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Command (EXWC). Tami is an environmental sustainability lead at NAVFAC EXWC, and was honored for her leadership and dedication to the U.S. Navy’s Environmental Security Program.

Tami has managed projects including measuring the impact of water conservation on wastewater collection systems and drinking water distribution systems; demonstrating technology to recycle water from hydrant flushing operations; optimizing energy usage at wastewater treatment facilities; and developing a water security decision tool for Department of Defense installations. She also volunteers with Engineers Without Borders, evaluating sustainable engineering projects in developing countries.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be named NAVFAC EXWC’s Civilian Engineer of the Year,” said Tami. “The Navy has provided countless opportunities that have enabled the development of my professional skillset, which has largely contributed to my success.”