Roosevelt Library Appointment
Doug Barrett | Dec 3, 2019 AT 8:23 am
A Grand Forks council member and former city engineer has been named director of design and construction of the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library.
Ken Vien has also served as director of plant facilities at Altru Hospital. Vien says
“It is truly an honor to be a part of the team, implementing a project that will be an everlasting tribute to Theodore Roosevelt.”
As part of his new duties Vien will be charged with finding a home for the library and museum near Medora. The goal is to reduce potential locations down to three by March 31st. The final site selection is expected by the end of the year.
In a prepared statement Library CEO Edward O’Keefe said “as anyone who has ever built in North Dakota knows from experience, it all begins with understanding where you’re building. Ken is on board the team to help us understand and tackle that challenge the right way.”