Member Services

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.

Membership Councils:

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Advisory Committees:

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 x440 or

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

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

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

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