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Posts Tagged ‘News from ADC’

Ft. Polk Prospers under Landrieu’s Leadership

  • May 14, 2014
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Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) has been a fierce advocate for Fort Polk, helping it obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in military construction projects, fighting for it to assume a larger role for the Army, and ensuring its facilities support the needs of military families. Since 2005, Landrieu has helped invest $1 billion in Polk, located in west central Louisiana. Over the last two years, the three-term senator has secured nearly $100 million for construction projects at the post …

Hill AFB Reaches out to Communities, Schools, State under Commander’s Leadership

  • May 13, 2014
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Since becoming the installation commander of Hill Air Force Base, Col. Kathryn Kolbe has strived to fully integrate the installation, its missions, and its men and women into the fabric of the surrounding community in northern Utah. Under Kolbe, Hill has been an early adopter of DOD’s section 331 authority allowing installations and communities to share base support services, and partnered with the state and local school districts to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Kolbe, who also commands the 75th Air Base Wing, has actively participated in the leadership of a host of local civic groups …

ADC Task Force to Review Association’s Governance

  • May 7, 2014
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The ADC Board of Directors has launched a task force to assess whether the association’s governance structure needs to be updated, an exercise that will rely on input from members. The effort comes as the association celebrates its 35th anniversary and is intended to ensure that ADC’s governance follows the best practices in the world of associations. The task force will focus on issues such as the structure of the board and whether it is representative of the membership, and how directors are elected …

Eight Lawmakers, Massachusetts Governor among 2014 Defense Community Awardees

  • May 6, 2014
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Fifteen leaders, organizations and communities will be honored in Washington next month as recipients of the 2014 Defense Community Awards. ADC announced the winners today and will formally recognize them June 5 at the 2nd Annual Defense Community Awards Congressional Breakfast being held in conjunction with the Defense Communities National Summit. “The committee was impressed with the high quality of the nominations we reviewed,” said Celeste Werner, chair of the 2014 Awards Advisory Committee and vice president of Matrix Design Group. “This year’s awards winners demonstrate the significance of innovation in defense communities and showcase the exceptional accomplishments of elected officials, public servants and military leaders across the country …

Members to Cast Ballots for New ADC President, VP

  • May 1, 2014
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ADC members will have an opportunity to usher in new leadership for the association next month at the Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, D.C., when they vote on a slate of new candidates for board president and vice president, and three new candidates to join the board of directors. Mike Cooper, chairman of the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission, has been nominated to become ADC’s next president. Craig Quigley, executive director of the Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance, has been nominated for vice president …

ADC Seeking Board Nominations

  • April 2, 2014
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ADC is seeking committed and motivated members to fill four seats on the Board of Directors for this year’s election. Individuals from member organizations who are in good standing, including both public and private sector members, are encouraged to apply. If you, or someone you know, would like to serve as an ADC leader, please respond to this call for nominations …

Recognize Your Community or Local Leader; Awards Nomination Deadline Extended

  • April 1, 2014
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Given the overwhelming response to the 2014 Defense Community Awards, the deadline to submit nominations has been extended to April 14. As defense communities face challenges on multiple fronts, it is important to take the time to recognize the accomplishments of the leadership at communities and installations. ADC will present this year’s awards at the second annual Defense Communities Congressional Breakfast June 5 on Capitol Hill as part of the Defense Communities National Summit. Each award honors a community, installation, public official or military leader demonstrating leadership, innovation and excellence …

Penrose Joins ADC Board

  • March 19, 2014
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Dan Penrose, Program Manager of the South Sound Military Community Partnership, a regional organization supporting Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the state of Washington, has been elected to the ADC Board of Directors…

Defense Community Awards Season Is Here

  • March 17, 2014
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“The Defense Communities Awards program is a tremendous way for communities to recognize the achievements of communities and the leaders who support them,” said Tim Ford, CEO of ADC. “Every day, communities and their leaders inside and outside the gate do outstanding work to support their installation or community project. This is your opportunity to share…

Longtime ADC Staff Member Departs

  • March 14, 2014
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LaShawn Maloy, a familiar face and voice to many long-term ADC members is leaving the organization this week. Since 2002, LaShawn has been an integral part of the association’s membership services. LaShawn began working for ADC when it was managed by the International Economic Development Council and moved with the association when LRG began managing it in 2010. Over the past 12 years, LaShawn has managed member relations, event registration, event planning, sponsor outreach and fulfillment, and the awards program …

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