Deputy, National Silver Jackets Program
Ellen Berggren is a member of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) National Flood Risk Management Program team at the USACE Institute for Water Resources, where she supports the Silver Jackets program. Silver Jackets are interagency state-led flood hazard management teams. She has worked for the past seven years for the USACE managing flood risk management, ecosystem restoration, and water supply planning studies; developing interagency partnerships; and supporting the Idaho Silver Jackets team and state teams located in the northeastern United States.
Berggren's career spans 30 years working on western water resources issues as a planner and project manager for federal and state agencies and in the private sector for an engineering consulting firm and a law firm. Her career focus has been to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary processes to solve water resource management challenges. Berggren received a bachelor's from Arizona State University in environmental planning and landscape architecture and a master's in interdisciplinary studies, water resources, and public policy emphasis from Boise State University.