Member Benefits

Members of the Association of Defense Communities benefit from a growing list of services that promote information sharing, discussion and knowledge.

The following services are available exclusively to ADC members. To access these services you will need to use your ADC login and password. Please email Susie Gingrich, if you need an username and password at sgingrich@defensecommunities.org

Member Directory

Members have the capability to search a database filled with ADC member organizations and individuals and download a copy of the membership directory.

Conference and Event Discounts

Members are allowed to attend all ADC events throughout the year at a significantly reduced rate.

Publications & Presentations

Our publications program covers the gamut from breaking news to formal journal articles. In addition, search through our conference presentations archive to download copies of sessions covering a wide range of issues.

Private Sector Services Consultation

ADC can provide members with a comprehensive list of ADC member private sector services providers, tailored according to the services you require. With almost 300 companies, ADC private sector members represent the leading companies actively supporting America’s Defense Communities.

360 Marketplace

The 360 Marketplace, featured in our weekly newsletter, Defense Communities 360, is updated continuously on our website. This newsletter features job ads and RFPs.

Federal Directory

Search through a directory of government officials in the Defense Department, U.S. Congress, and other federal agencies involved in supporting defense communities.

Councils & Committees

Interact with peers, learn about special issues, and help shape current and future Association of Defense Communities (ADC) programs by joining one of the ADC Membership Councils or Advisory Committees. ADC Membership Council and Advisory Committee participation is open to all current ADC Members.  Each council/committee is chaired by a member(s) and has an ADC Board of Directors liaison.

Local Redevelopment Authority (LRA) Directors Council

This ADC membership council brings together LRA Directors from closure communities to create a forum for interaction and idea sharing. The group actively advises ADC on programs designed for LRA Directors and BRAC communities. Council Chair: Steve Levesque, Executive Director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Brunswick, ME

State Advisors Council

The State Advisors Council is composed of state level officials who oversee efforts to support defense communities and promote defense-related activity in their state. Council Chair: Mark Needham, Special Assistant to the Governor, Office of the Kentucky Governor, Frankfort, KY

Defense Energy Council

The Defense Energy Council is comprised of energy industry experts who will explore new opportunities in defense energy partnerships and build awareness of best practices for these projects while looking to advance solutions for current energy challenges. Council Co-Chairs: Anita Molino, President, Bostonia Partners, Boston, MA; Bob Tritt, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Atlanta, GA

Military Family & Veterans Council

The MFV Council is comprised of local and state community leaders, and industry partners who will work to identify best practices that address military family issues and promote defense community efforts to develop a safe landing zone for transitioning veterans.

Awards Advisory Committee

This committee appointed annually by the ADC Board of Directors is responsible for reviewing awards submissions and selecting winners. For more information, please contact Patrick Davis at (202) 822-5256 x434 or pdavis@defensecommunities.org. Committee Chair: Christine Shingleton, Assistant City Manager/LRA Director, City of Tustin, Tustin, CA

Program Advisory Committee

This committee, composed of select ADC members, provides input on the association’s educational events and training. For more information on  this committee, please contact Matt Borron at (202) 822-5256 x435 or mborron@defensecommunities.org. Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. William Rowe, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton; Craig Zgabay, Principal, Infinity Development Partners

Federal Outreach Advisory Committee

The Federal Outreach Advisory Committee develops ADC’s yearly legislative priorities and works to advise the Defense Community Caucus.  The FOAC is divided into two subcommittees, active base communities and redevelopment base communities.  For more information on this committee, please contact Randy Ford at (202) 822-5256 x424 or rford@defensecommunities.org. Redevelopment Community Subcommittee Chair: Bill Cork, Executive Director/CEO, TexAmericas Center, New Boston, TX. Active-Base Community Subcommittee Chair: Gary Jones, Executive Vice President, Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

Publications Advisory Committee

The Publications Advisory Committee provides overall editorial guidance on Journal of Defense Communities .  ADC’s online, peer-reviewed publication featuring original research, analysis, and the best practices of ADC members and our military partners.  For more information, please contact Dan Cohen at (202) 822-5256 x414 or dcohen@defensecommunities.org.