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ADC Policy Forum to Explore Future of Community-Military Partnerships

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  • April 27, 2011
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In less than two weeks, ADC will bring together about 75 representatives from defense communities, the Defense Department, Congress and the private sector to discuss ways to promote community-military partnerships that will enhance military missions and lower the cost of supporting installations.

Following an overview on the current state of community-military partnering, the May 9 Defense Policy Forum, Promoting Efficiency and Innovation through Public-Public Partnerships, will hold discussions designed to elicit recommended changes in DOD policy or authorities that could expand the number of partnerships as well as their scope. One of the discussions will provide DOD officials and congressional staff an opportunity to provide input on a framework for advancing partnerships.

During the afternoon, participants will split up into three groups to look more closely at specific issues related to fostering community-military partnerships:

  • intergovernmental services agreements allowing communities to perform municipal services for installations;
  • the potential for extending such agreements to other activities; and
  • a federal process for recognizing and supporting community-military planning organizations.

The main product of the forum, which will be held in Washington, D.C., will be a plan for moving forward, including a legislative strategy.

The event is open only to ADC members and is by invitation only. If you would like additional information about the forum or would like to attend, contact Todd Herberghs, ADC Chief Operating Officer, at

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