Beth Salyers, DDE

USACE Sacramento District
Published May 11, 2023

Elizabeth Salyers is the Deputy District Engineer for Programs and Project Management at Sacramento District, responsible for delivering $800 million to $1 billion annual program across Civil Works, Military and IIS programs.  She is a registered civil engineer and project management professional with more than 25 years of project management experience in the planning, design, construction, and management of large-scale infrastructure and water resource projects. In 2010, Ms. Salyers joined the US Army Corps of Engineers as a project manager working on the Truckee Meadows General Reevaluation Report and the $962 million Joint Federal Project, to modify Folsom Dam in cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, California Department of Water Resources, and local agencies. In 2017, she accepted the position to lead the Civil Works Project Management Branch through a robust Construction and Investigations Program which includes the American River Common Features projects and large projects in Sutter, Sacramento and San Joaquin counties. From March 2021 through June 2023 she served as Chief of the newly established Sacramento Basin Project Center where she led the $4 billion+ Flood Risk Management and Supplemental Program within the Sacramento Basin.  

Ms. Salyers attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and subsequently obtained her B.S. in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1998. She served for six years in the U.S. Air Force as an Engineer Officer. In 2007, Ms. Salyers earned an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix. She worked for more than five years in the private sector on various construction projects, including the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in northern California.

At the Corps, Ms. Salyers applies her experience from the Air Force and private industry to manage the overall execution of Sacramento District programs. She has effectively led multidisciplinary projects from initial studies through design and construction. The District further leveraged her management expertise through developmental assignments as Engineering Support Branch Chief and Deputy Chief of PPMD. In 2020, she served as the Deputy District Engineer for Project Management at the South Pacific Border District.  Ms. Salyers strives to use her experience to improve upon existing and create new communication and risk management models, to help build trust and further enhance the Corps’ reputation with Congress, the public, and the California Water Community.