Madeline Gorghuber
Madeline Gorghuber joined the Metro Flood Diversion Authority in October as a lands specialist. Download Image
October 31, 2022

Metro Flood Diversion Authority Hires Lands Specialist


FARGO, ND (October 31, 2022) – The Metro Flood Diversion Authority recently hired Madeline Gorghuber as its first lands specialist. In this role, she collaborates with the MFDA team and its partners as they work toward completion of the FM Area Diversion comprehensive project. She will provide property management support, coordinate information across multiple stakeholders, and make recommendations to leadership regarding land management.

“Madeline came to us with a great mix of skills and talents, and I’m excited to have her on board,” said Jodi Smith, MFDA director of lands and compliance. “She and I will work together closely with our partners to help ensure impacted property owners have the resources they need. It will be a challenging but important position since permanent flood protection cannot be achieved without some property acquisition.”

Gorghuber brings experience in mapping, GIS and related land management tools. Prior to joining the MFDA, she worked for the City of Fargo, North Dakota, as a land management specialist where she processed, administered and documented land management transactions, parcel splits, new plats and annexation records.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join this team and work on this project,” Gorghuber said. “I know that there are many challenges that lie ahead, but I look forward to contributing to the flood protection of this area.”

She earned a bachelor’s degree in biological science with an emphasis in soil science from North Dakota State University.

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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