Program of Events

Monday, Feb. 27


7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Golf Tournament at Crandon Golf Club on Key Biscayne

Back by popular demand! ADC will host its golf tournament at the Crandon Golf Club on beautiful Key Biscayne in Biscayne Bay.

Pre-registration, with an additional fee, is required.

Transportation: ADC will provide transportation to the Crandon Golf Course from the Hyatt Regency Miami. Golfers should meet in the downstairs lobby by 6:45 AM for a 7:00 AM departure. Continental breakfast will be served before departing for the tournament.

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Registration/Information Desk Open

Promenade Lower

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

LRA Directors Council Welcome Lunch

Orchid B/C

LRA Directors are invited to an informal lunch to discuss the current issues and challenges facing base redevelopment communities. All LRA Directors and Deputies are invited.

Council Chair:

Steve Levesque, Executive Director, Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, Brunswick, ME

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM

State Advisors Council Lunch

Tuttle South

ADC’s State Advisors Council is comprised of officials who oversee efforts to support defense communities and promote defense-related activities in their state. All state-level military advisors are invited.

Council Chair:

Mark Needham, Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, Frankfort, KY

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Pre-conference Workshops:

Public-Public Partnerships – A Bootcamp for Communities

Hibiscus A

Your community has heard about the benefits of public-public partnerships and now wants to develop a partnership with the local installation. But how do you get started? What are the steps your community needs to take? What are the nuts and bolts of developing public-public partnerships? What tools are available to your community and the local installation to make a partnership successful? Learn from several communities in various stages of developing public-public partnerships with the military services, and hear about the process they have undertaken.


Fred Meurer, City Manager, City of Monterey, Monterey, CA


Cathy Bella, Principal Assistant for Responsible Contracting, Mission Installation and Contracting Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX

Scott Dadson, City Manager, City of Beaufort, Beaufort, SC

Steve Hundley, Base Community Plans and Liaison Officer, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Quantico, VA

Kyle Massey, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

Robert Murdock, Director of Military Affairs, City of San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Hans Uslar, Assistant Director of Plans and Public Works, City of Monterey, Monterey, CA

Defense Energy Issues – Trends and Opportunities

Hibiscus B

This pre-conference workshop will provide an overview of several major issues currently impacting the development of energy projects on defense installations. After a brief overview of the legal authorities governing the development of energy at installations and an overview of what each of the military services is doing today, the session will discuss several key issues impacting defense energy today, including: the siting of energy projects, integration with local utilities, power purchase agreements, scoring and microgrids. The session will conclude with a forward-thinking panel on the future of energy projects at installations.


Tom Swoyer, President, Infinity Development Partners, San Antonio, TX


Michael Berger, Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton, Rockville, MD

Tom Graves, Senior Development Specialist, Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City, MO

Anita Molino, President, Bostonia Partners, Boston, MA

Tony Toranto, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, San Diego, CA

Robert Tritt, Partner, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Atlanta, GA

Base Redevelopment – Strategies for Attracting Investment

Orchid B/C

The plan is developed, and the property has started to transfer, but how can you work to ensure that your redevelopment will be successful in the recovering economy? This bootcamp will highlight several demand-focused strategies for attracting investment in the new normal of base redevelopment. Leaders from several communities will discuss the innovative approaches they have used to develop demand-driven redevelopment plans.


Linda Balcom, Senior Development Manager, Weston Solutions, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO


Dan Bristol, Executive Director, Town of Niagara LRA, Niagara Falls, NY

Martine Combal, Walter Reed LRA Director, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, Washington, DC

Bill Cork, Executive Director/CEO, TexAmericas Center, New Boston, TX

Eric Jenkins, Principal, Evergreen Urban, Washington, DC

Belinda Little-Wood, Executive Director, NSA New Orleans Task Force, New Orleans, LA

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Welcome to Miami Happy Hour

On The Riverfront

Sponsored by XL Insurance

Join your fellow attendees for an ADC-hosted happy hour open to all conference attendees along the Riverwalk, overlooking the Miami River and picturesque Brickell Key and Biscayne Bay. Stop by and enjoy the warm ocean breeze with a mojito and local foods before heading out.

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