WCI presents Leadership Service Award to Sam Graves

(WASHINGTON) — Chairman Sam Graves has received the Waterways Council Inc.’s (WCI) 20th annual Leadership Service Award for his steadfast, continued leadership on inland waterways and port issues.

As a former small businessman and sixth-generation family farmer, Graves – also a U.S. representative in Washington – well understands the importance of the inland waterways system in the transport of America’s key commodities. His 6th District in Missouri includes the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. In the 118th Congress, Graves is the chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Tracy Zea, left, Cherrie Felder, center, and Sam Graves. WCI photo

He was presented the award on Feb. 8 in his office on Capitol Hill by Cherrie Felder, chaiwoman of WCI’s board of directors, and Tracy Zea, WCI’s president and CEO.

The Waterways Council Inc. is the national public policy organization advocating for a modern and well-maintained national system of ports and inland waterways, supported by waterways carriers, shippers, port authorities, shipping associations, labor and conservation groups, and waterways advocacy groups from all regions of the country. Visit www.waterwayscouncil.org.

By Rich Miller