August 24, 2022

Metro Flood Diversion Authority Adds Senior Construction Manager


FARGO, ND (August 24, 2022) – The Metro Flood Diversion Authority recently hired Tom Fuchs as its first senior construction manager. In this role, he works directly with leadership across multiple organizations and construction sites for the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion comprehensive project.

“With the Red River Valley Alliance now on board, the pace of construction is picking up on the diversion,” said Kris Bakkegard, MFDA director of engineering. “Adding Tom to our small team will help us better manage the half-dozen different project sites currently under construction as well as the others that will continue to be added as work progresses on the diversion channel, southern embankment, control structures and wetland mitigation areas.”

Fuchs brings 17 years of experience in construction project management that includes an emphasis on heavy civil construction projects. He previously worked on Louisiana’s West Closure Complex, which is a major component of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System, as well as numerous infrastructure projects in Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, Iowa and Ontario.

“For a career construction manager with experience in heavy civil construction who hangs his hat in West Fargo, there is no greater interest or higher calling. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our community,” Fuchs said.

Fuchs earned a construction engineering degree from North Dakota State University. He and his wife, Rachel, live in West Fargo with their four children: Jaxon, Josiah, Jordan and Zoe.

About the Metro Flood Diversion Authority

The MFDA is a permanent North Dakota political subdivision that is cooperatively implementing the Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion comprehensive project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The MFDA works in partnership with the Red River Valley Alliance in a public-private partnership as well as the City of Fargo, City of Moorhead, Cass County, Clay County and the Cass County Joint Water Resource District. More information is available at


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