Fargo mayor receives North Dakota water award

December 28, 2021

FARGO — Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney is a commodore in the North Dakota Mythical Navy.

He was honored by the North Dakota Water Users Association for his efforts to develop, manage and protect the state’s water resources at the organization’s 58th annual convention and irrigation workshop in Bismarck.

The award is presented by Gov. Doug Burgum.

In recognizing his work, the association said in a statement that Mahoney has played a key role in the regionalization of water and sanitary sewer service by helping expand those services to Horace, West Fargo, Mapleton, Oxbow and the Cass Rural Water Users District.

As chairman of the Lake Agassiz Water Authority, he has been the face and voice of the Red River Valley Water Supply project.

He was also noted by the association for his vital role in Fargo’s emergency response to floods in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as a city commissioner.

His top priority as mayor has been to secure permanent flood protection for the region by helping secure nearly $3 billion for the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project.

– Forum News Staff