Last year, ADC re-launched its awards program with a first-ever Congressional Breakfast awards ceremony. The goal was to highlight the accomplishments of defense communities and their installations in front of key decision makers from both Congress and DOD. Last year’s event was successful at attracting eight members of Congress and a long list of key DOD officials. Following in the footsteps of 2013, ADC recently announced the kickoff of its 2014 awards program and is now accepting nominations.
“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 that story and receive the acknowledgement of the hard work you put into supporting your defense community and our nation’s military.”
ADC will present this year’s awards at the second annual Defense Communities Congressional Breakfast that will take place on Capitol Hill during the Defense Communities National Summit June 4-6. Each award honors 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.
The nomination process has been opened for 2014, and information, including award criteria, is now available by visiting the ADC website.
“The nomination process is designed to be simple, quick and free,” said Ford. The deadline for nominations is April 4, 2014.