2015 Golden Raindrop Award Recipient - Kimberly Grove Kimberly Grove, Chief of the Environmental Compliance and Laboratory Services Division for the City of Baltimore DPW, was chosen as the 2015 recipient of the Chesapeake WEA Stormwater Committee’s Golden Raindrop Award. This award was established to recognize significant contributions to the success of the Chesapeake Water Environment Association and to promoting professionalism and pride among those working in the design, management, construction operations and maintenance of stormwater systems and its goals. Ms. Grove has actively contributed to the Stormwater Committee as a member, a speaker at several of our specialty conferences, and has provided on-going support and planning to committee activities. Additionally, Kimberly Grove was one of the more popular speakers at WEF’s first Annual Stormwater Symposium held in Baltimore in 2012, based on attendee feedback.
After having spent several years of her career as a private engineering consultant, Ms. Grove joined Baltimore City DPW as the Division Chief for Surface Water Management Division. The Division’s mission is to protect and enhance the quality of life and the economic health of Baltimore and the State of Maryland by reducing runoff, preventing flooding, greening and enhancing neighborhood inlets and waterways, maintaining infrastructure, reducing litter, and protecting our national treasure - the Chesapeake Bay.
Kimberly Grove is a professional engineer, whose 17 years of experience has spanned the spectrum of civil engineering including stormwater management, land development design, environmental site assessment and remediation, geotechnical engineering and forensic analysis, construction management, and materials testing. She can claim that the dirt on her work books has come from project sites in 12 different states and one U.S. territory in the southern and mid-Atlantic United States.
In addition to her volunteer roles in CWEA, Ms. Grove also serves as the Baltimore City liaison for the Maryland ASCE Stormwater Resources Group.
Rebecca Winer-Skonovd, Kimberly Grove, Jane McDonough (left to right)