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ADC Regional Forums to Introduce Local Leaders to Defense Community Issues

  • April 21, 2015
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A new series of regional forums hosted by ADC is intended to introduce community leaders and other local officials to the broad range of issues facing defense communities, including DOD fiscal constraints and their impact on force structure, a looming BRAC round and defense industry adjustment. The inaugural event, the Defense Communities Southeast Regional Forum, will be held in Fayetteville, N.C., from May 28-29. In addition to bringing local officials up to speed on what’s going on in Washington, the forum will cover the tools and strategies available to support defense communities …

Defense Community Awards Deadline Extended to April 24

  • April 9, 2015
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Due to strong demand, ADC is extending the nominations deadline for the 2015 Defense Community Awards program by two weeks. Nominations now are due Friday, April 24. The Defense Community Awards program highlights the accomplishments of defense communities and their installations in front of key decision makers from Congress and DOD. ADC will present this year’s awards at the third annual Defense Communities Congressional Breakfast that will take place on Capitol Hill during the Defense Communities National Summit, June 22-24. Awards honor a community, installation, public official or military leader demonstrating leadership, innovation and excellence. Specific categories include: Congressional Leadership, Military Leadership, Community or State Leadership, Base Redevelopment Project of the Year, Defense Community or State of the Year, and DOD Installation of the Year. Award criteria and other information are available on the ADC website.

ADC Extends Deadline for 2015 Defense Community Awards Nominations

  • March 30, 2015
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Nominations for ADC’s 2015 Defense Community Awards now will be accepted until Friday, April 10. The awards honor a community, installation, public official or military leader demonstrating leadership, innovation and excellence. Awards will be presented at the third annual Defense Communities Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill during the Defense Communities National Summit, June 22-24. Awards will be made in the following categories: congressional leadership; military leadership; community or state leadership; base redevelopment project of the year; defense community or state of the year; and DOD installation of the year. Award criteria and other information are available on the ADC website. There is no entry fee.

ADC Launches 2015 Defense Communities National Summit Website

  • March 24, 2015
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We have arrived at a crossroads for communities and installations — a juncture defined by years of budget battles and indecision …

Ready and Resilient for the Challenges Ahead

  • March 23, 2015
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The stories of communities’ successes and the effect of their ongoing work are the heart of ADC and the focus of “Ready and Resilient: America’s Defense Communities” …

Nominations Being Accepted for 2015 Defense Community Awards

  • March 22, 2015
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The nominations process for ADC’s 2015 Defense Community Awards program is open …

Defense Community Awards Season Opens

  • March 10, 2015
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ADC has opened the nominations process for the 2015 Defense Community Awards program. The awards highlight the accomplishments of defense communities and their installations in front of key decision makers from Congress and DOD. ADC will present this year’s awards at the third annual Defense Communities Congressional Breakfast that will take place on Capitol Hill during the Defense Communities National Summit, June 22-24. Awards honor a community, installation, public official or military leader demonstrating leadership, innovation and excellence. Specific categories include: Congressional Leadership, Military Leadership, Community or State Leadership, Base Redevelopment Project of the Year, Defense Community or State of the Year, and DOD Installation of the Year …

Community of Stakeholders Needed to Support Installations’ Net Zero Initiative

  • March 2, 2015
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To ensure its success, the Army’s Net Zero Initiative — an effort to reduce the consumption of energy, water and waste resources to an effective rate of zero — requires the support of a variety of stakeholders, including contractors, utility providers, municipalities, residents and regulatory agencies, according to the latest article published in the Journal of Defense Communities. Since the 17 pilot installations participating in the initiative were selected four years ago, these stakeholders have been collaborating with installation officials to realize the Army’s goals of slashing energy use and producing energy onsite from renewable sources, trimming water use while sustaining the local aquifer, and reducing solid waste streams. Carrying out Net Zero waste programs, for instance, requires greater interaction between the installation and local municipalities as the post may not have sufficient quantities of materials to make a recycling initiative viable …

FOAC Seeking Member Input on Legislative Ideas

  • February 24, 2015
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The ADC Federal Outreach Advisory Committee (FOAC) meets throughout the year to discuss the top federal legislative matters. The FOAC subcommittees for active-base communities and redevelopment communities will meet during Installation Innovation Forum 2015 in Monterey in March, and both are seeking member input on legislative ideas. If you have suggestions for legislative ideas the subcommittees should discuss, please contact ADC senior policy advisor Paul Kalomiris at pkalomiris@defensecommunities.org.

ADC Calls Special Membership Meeting to Vote on Bylaws Changes

  • February 18, 2015
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ADC will hold a special meeting next month at Installation Innovation Forum 2015 for its members to vote on two changes to its bylaws affecting the size and makeup of its board of directors. The first amendment would increase the size of the board from 12 to 13 members following the Defense Communities 2015 National Summit in June, and, starting next year, increase the number of directors to 14. The second amendment would alter existing guidelines calling for the board to maintain an equal balance among members from base redevelopment communities (LRAs), active defense communities and the private sector …

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