Nominate a defense community to be recognized in 2019!

 

Click here to learn about the program.

•  The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, October 26, 2018.

•  Please fill out the nomination form completely, incomplete nominations will not be considered.

•  All nominations must include a signed letter of support from one or more members of the community’s congressional delegation. Other letters of support may be submitted but are not required.

•  You will receive an email confirmation within two business days of receipt of your nomination.

•  Should additional information for the nomination be required, ADC will contact the nominator.

•  ADC will notify nominators/nominees if they have been selected to the 2019 Class of Great American Defense Communities by November 9, 2018.

•  Be an individual community, group of communities, county, parish or similar non-state-level local government entity that is home to an active military installation.

•  The nomination must be submitted by an ADC community member (in good standing) that represents: (1) the entity being nominated or (2) one of the entities represented in a regional submission.

•  States and private sector organizations are not eligible to submit nominations.

•  Nominations require the support from at least one member of Congress that represents the community or region being nominated.

•  By submitting a nomination, you are committing to be involved in the program and the activities described below.

•  Communities selected in 2016, 2017 and 2018 are not eligible for nomination.

Make sure to complete these steps to submit your nomination.

•  Verify your membership status with ADC.

•  Complete the nomination form.

•  Complete and sign the consent form at the end of the nomination form.

•  Attach a signed letter of support from one of more members of your congressional delegation.

•  Submit the nomination form + supporting documents online or email them to Grace Marvin at gmarvin@defensecommunities.org by October 26, 2018.

By submitting a nomination, you are committing to be involved in the program and the activities described below (which are subject to change).

•  Communities will announce their recognition as a Great American Defense Community with a press release in November 2018.

•  Between January and June 2019, your community will organize, host and fund local event(s), in coordination with your congressional members, base representatives and local community partners to celebrate your selection and recognize the work of your community. ADC will provide support in developing the event, provide promotional items for the event (including the Great American Defense Community flag) and coordinate for ADC leadership to be present at a community event.

•  At ADC’s Installation Innovation Forum (March 4-6) in Miami, Fla., there will be a screening of a GADC video introducing the 2019 class.

•  At ADC’s 2019 National Summit (June 10-12) in Washington, D.C., selected communities will need to be present to participate in activities, including:

  1.  A Great American Defense Communities reception, attended by members of Congress, DoD leaders and fellow communities.
  2.  A general session that may include some communities to highlight innovative ideas, best practices and lessons learned.
  3. A feature in the June 2019 edition of America’s Defense Communities Magazine.
  4.  ADC will coordinate with selected communities for a video shoot to take place between January – April to gather footage for the 2019 Great American Defense Communities video. The video shoot will highlight programs, projects, individuals and events that have contributed to communities’ recognition as Great American Defense Communities.

•   Fill out all sections marked with a red asterisk.

•   If you need to start the form and then return at a later date, scroll to the bottom and select “Save and Continue Later.”
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•   The email may go to your spam folder. We advise saving the link in addition to receiving an email.

•   The information will be stored for 30 days, after which it will be automatically deleted.

•   The form must be submitted by October 26.

Great American Defense Communities 2019 Application

  • PART I. CONTACT INFORMATION

  • PART II. NOMINEE INFORMATION

  • Defined by the Metropolitan Statistical Area reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml
  • Part III. Community Background

    • Background on community and military installation relationship.
    • Details on community organization(s) that support the installation and military families.
    • History of the relationship between the community and the installation.
    • Other items that provide a picture of the relationship between the installation and your community.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.
    You may also mail letters to:
    Grace Marvin
    1411 4th Avenue, 10th Floor
    Seattle, WA 98101
  • Part IV: Community Programs

    Please fill out the below project/program profiles to give ADC an overview of the programs at work in your community. You may describe up to 5 community projects/programs in the below profiles. Please select only one option when categorizing the project/program.
  • Part V: Community Challenges

  • By submitting a nomination, you are committing to participating in the program and the activities described below (which are subject to change):
    • Special announcement in March 2019 and national media release.
    • Between January and June of 2019, your community will organize and host local events, in coordination with your congressional members, base representatives and local community partners to celebrate your selection and recognize the work of your community. ADC will provide support in developing the event and will coordinate the presentation of the Great American Defense Communities flag. When possible, ADC leadership will participate in events.
    • At the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit (June 10-12), the 2019 class of GADC communities will be recognized at a special reception attended by members of Congress, DoD leaders and fellow communities.
    • At the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit, selected 2019 GADC communities will participate in a general session highlighting innovative ideas, best practices and lessons learned.
    • Each community will be highlighted in a special exhibit displayed during a Capitol Hill reception and other possible locations.
    • Selected communities will be highlighted in a feature story in the 2019 edition of America’s Defense Communities magazine.

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