Spotlight on Galveston District's Angela Trant
July 23, 2012
If you've ever wondered who's shaking it up behind
the scenes to ensure the permitting application process
is moving along, you need not look any farther
than the desk of Angela Trant, a legal instruments examiner
extraordinaire in the Corpus Christi Field Office.
Whether juggling administrative duties, performing
quality assurance reviews of permits, assisting customers
with the regulatory permit application process or aiding
in jurisdictional determinations, Angela, also known as
the office's fire-and-forget asset, is determined to accomplish
the district's goals.
Don't let her relatively junior status, having only three
years of boots on the ground experience with the Corps,
fool you. Prior to this position she racked up more than
15 years with the State of Texas in their coastal permitting
program, gaining significant skills that have helped
her become an invaluable member of the team.
"During her time here she has managed to excel to the
point that the combined Regulatory staff in the Galveston
and Corpus Christi offices voted her the recipient of the
2011 Regulatory Customer Service Award," said Lloyd
Mullins, USACE Galveston Corpus Christi Regulatory
Field Office supervisor.
As the support person for the field office, Angela
plays a significant role in many high visibility actions
including the Canyon Supply and Logistics LLC's potential
purchase of the former U.S. Naval Station Ingleside
property and the Schlitterbahn project planned in North
"The job is never boring," said Trant. "We are always
in the know on what is going on in the community and
region as the Regulatory program becomes involved in the
early stages of many proposed projects."
While the complexity of the Corps' Regulatory Program
coupled with the multitude of state and federal laws
keep her on her toes, Angela notes that regulations alone
aren't the only reason to remain vigilant while on duty.
"One day a young man, who was visiting a mental
health office in our building, came into our office, walked
up to me and pulled my hair," said Angela, noting that she
quickly ran him out of office.
On a serious note though, Angela believes her greatest
contribution continues to be the service she provides
applicants in helping them obtain permits while dually assisting
Regulatory staff in ensuring that economic development
can move forward while minimizing the impact
on our environment.
A Bethany, Okla. native, Angela is the proud mother of
Ryan, a soon-to-be Texas State University graduate who
is majoring in environmental and resource science. In
her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, hiking, and
spending time with her extended family.