Maximizing the Military Value of Our Installations

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No matter which way the BRAC winds blow, there is one constant priority – sustaining the military value of our military installations. Supporting the defense presence unites leaders from installations, communities and industry in an ongoing journey that evolves with the needs of the military. As new challenges that threaten military value emerge, new ideas and approaches take root. This is where innovation begins. This is Installation Innovation 2018 – the leading professional development forum focused on military installation innovation.

Join us in sunny San Diego California for this exciting event. San Diego is home to one of the largest concentration of military forces anywhere in the world. “America’s Finest City” is the homeport of the USN’s 3rd Fleet, Submarine Squadron 11, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command and the Naval Special Warfare Command. The extended metropolitan area is also the headquarters of the 1st Marine Division, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and the Marine Corps Recruit Depot; where Marines are made.

Program

Join 600 of the top community, military and industry leaders in San Diego next February 12-14 for a unique educational opportunity that will explore the key
issues that define military value:

Understand how current and future mission capabilities impact operational readiness.

Protect the availability and condition of land, facilities, and associated airspace.

Improve the ability to accommodate contingency, mobilization, surge, and future total force requirements.

Manage the cost of operations, including cost of living and quality of life.

Analyze the strategic impact of the location of an installation.

IIF is designed for installation commanders and staff to attend with their community. For information on how to encourage participation from your installation staff, contact Aleksandar “Pav” Pavlovich at apavlovich@defensecommunities.org.

Featured Participants

Stephen D. Austin
Assistant Chief of Army Reserve

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham
U.S. Army Assistant Chief of Staff, Installation Management

Captain Joseph Buzzella, Jr.
Sector Commander and Captain of the Port of San Diego, California

Maj. Gen. Vincent Coglianese
Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command/Assistant Deputy Commandant, Installations & Logistics (Facilities)

Mark A. Correll
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety and Infrastructure

Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl
Commanding General, U.S. Army Installation Management Command

David Dentino
Director, Installation Support Directorate, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center

Jordan Gillis
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment

Nathan Godwin
Principal Deputy for Operations and Logistics, Army Materials Command

Vincent E. Grewatz
Director, Installation Management Command Training Directorate, U.S. Army

Richard Hartley
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, Environment and Energy

Steven Iselin
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment

Richard G. Kidd IV
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army
Strategic Integration

Gregory S. Kuhr
Director, G4 Facilities & Logistics, U.S. Army Installation Management Command, Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston, TX

Jennifer Miller
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations, HQ U.S. Air Force

Robert Moriarty
 Senior Executive Service & Director, Installations Directorate, Air Force Civil Engineer Center

Hon. Lucian Niemeyer
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment

Patrick O’Brien
Director, Office of Economic Adjustment

Brig. Gen. Giselle M. Wilz
Special Assistant to the Director, Army National Guard

Location / Date For Installation Innovation 2018

February 12-14, 2018

San Diego Westin
400 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

The ADC Installation Innovation Forum 2018 will be held at the San Diego Westin, located at 400 West Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101. Our block of rooms for this event is currently sold out.

The nearest hotels within the immediate area are:
Courtyard Marriott Downtown
Hotel Republic San Diego
Residence Inn Gaslamp
Westin Gaslamp

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Online registration is now closed. You may register on site at the Forum.
For more information, contact Aleksandar “Pav” Pavlovich at apavlovich@defensecommunities.org.

Community Member/Non-Member

$645/$845

Industry Member/Non-Member

$745/$1,145

DOD/Federal Employee

$100

(Rate does not apply to contractors)

Agenda

7:30 a.m.- 8:15 a.m.


ADC Board Breakfast

Opal Room 

8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.


Army Installation Management Forum

Emerald Ballroom

The Army Installation Management Forum is an opportunity to engage with Senior Army Installation Management Leaders as they discuss how the Army is overcoming the challenges of changing missions, constrained resources, and reduced budgets in order to enhance readiness, create efficiencies, improve services for Soldiers and their families, and achieve similar benefits for communities.  The forum will also provide an opportunity to explore how garrisons and communities are working together to identify partnering solutions for shared problems, and how the Army is addressing impediments to partnering, with a specific focus on the legal perspective.

Emerald Ballroom


Speakers:

  • Sec. Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Strategic Integration
  • Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, Commander, Installation Management Command
  • Stephen D. Austin, Assistant Chief of the Army Reserve
  • Brig. Gen. Giselle Wilz, Special Assistant to the Director, Army National Guard
  • Nathan Goodwin, Principal Deputy for Operations and Logistics, Army Materials Command
  • Ivan Bolden, Chief, Army Partnerships, Office of the Assistant Chief Staff for Installation Management
 Pre-Conference Powerpoint

Marine Corps Installation-Community Partnership Workshop

Topaz Room

This Marine Corps advisory meeting will bring together members of the Installations Community supporting modernization, community planning, encroachment management, partnerships, public affairs, and outreach and engagement to address community interests and regional issues.


MODERATOR:

  • Che Bolden, Assistant Chief of Staff, Marine Corps Installations Command Modernization and Development Directorate

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Col. Ian Clark, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton
  • Gen. Vincent Coglianese, Commander, Marine Corps Installations Command
  • Jim Gough, Director, Marine Corps Installations Command G-4
  • Col Jason Woodworth, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

Powerpoint-Marine Corps Installation

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

 

Air Force Profiles in Partnership 2018

Diamond Room

The Profiles in Partnership Ceremony will recognize Air Force and Community leaders who have shaped the success of the Air Force Community Partnership (AFCP) Program. At this event, AFCP leaders will also talk about the future of the AFCP Program and how it can further help the military and communities take advantage of existing resources to enhance organizational capabilities, reduce costs, and meet operational needs. For more information, please visit: https://community.apan.org/wg/airforcepartnerships/p/2018adcevent


SPEAKERS:

  • Sec. Richard Hartley, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and Environment
  • Teran Judd, Director, Community Partnership & Encroachment, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force, Installations
  • Sec. Jennifer Miller, Acting Principal Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and Environment

 

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch On Your Own

 

1:00 p.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

Welcome / Keynote

Emerald Ballroom


 

WELCOME:

  • Rocky Chavez, Chairman, Governor Military Council; Assemblyman (76th District), California State Assembly
  • Bill Parry, President, Association of Defense Communities; City Manager, Gatesville, TX
1:30 p.m.  – 2:00 p.m.

The Innovators

Emerald Ballroom


This opening panel will feature key speakers from each of the projects selected for this year’s Innovators program. This unique ADC program highlights six innovative collaborations that have increased the value of installations and pushed the envelope on what’s possible when community, industry and installation leaders come together to solve challenges.

Moderator:

  • John Dillard, Senior Program Manager, Government Solutions, AT&T

Speakers:

  • Troy Gonzalez, Chief Technical Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Bill Harrison, Director of Small Business, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Joe Ritch, Chairman, Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee
  • Sal Nodjomian, Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group; President, Society of American Military Engineers
  • Eli Sanchez, Senior Project Manager, Civic San Diego
  • Tom Vinson, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, American Wind Energy Association

 

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

 

Networking Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Innovators Case Studies: Part 1

Redstone Arsenal Gate Relocation

Diamond Room


 

When long-standing congestion issues at Redstone Arsenal’s main gate began to worsen, the regional support group for the post rallied its members, along with the state of Alabama and the developer and a tenant of an enhanced use leasing project on the arsenal, to finance and carry out a $12.9 million fix.

Moderator:

  • Joe Ritch, Chairman, Tennessee Valley BRAC Committee

Speakers:

  • Greg Hall, Director of Development & Construction, Corporate Office Properties Trust
  • Craig Northridge, Chief, Master Planning Division, Directorate of Public Works, US Army Garrison-Redstone
  • Mike Ward, Senior Vice President, Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce

Redstone Arsenal Gate Resolution Powerpoint

Balancing Wind Energy Development with Military Training in Northwest Oklahoma

Topaz Room


While defense communities around the nation continue to grapple with the potential for wind farm projects to interfere with military training, the state of Oklahoma and the Enid Regional Development Alliance have established a system for addressing potential conflicts with Vance Air Force Base at the early stages of the development process.

Moderator:

  • Tom Vinson, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, American Wind Energy Association

Speakers:

  • Mike Cooper, Chairman, Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission; Immediate Past President, Association of Defense Communities
  • Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Enid Regional Development Alliance
  • Emily Truebner, Environmental Manager, Tradewind Energy

Escambia County, Fla.-NAS Whiting Field Land Swap

Opal Room


A unique partnership between Escambia County, FL and Naval Air Station Whiting Field will deliver a newly constructed helicopter training facility to that is unencumbered by nearby commercial and residential growth, while simultaneously freeing up a prime parcel for local economic development.

Moderator:

  • Sal Nodjomian, Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group; President, Society of American Military Engineers

Speakers:

  • Craig Dalton, Former Vice President of Armed Services, Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce
  • Scott Luth, CEO, FloridaWest EDA
  • Keith Hoskins, former Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station Pensacola; Western District General Manager, Gulf Power Company

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

 

Networking Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Innovators Case Studies: Part 2

Manchester Pacific Gateway: Redevelopment of Navy Region Southwest’s San Diego headquarters

Opal Room

A $1.4 billion public-private venture between the Navy and a developer will transform eight blocks of San Diego’s waterfront while providing a new state-of-the-art headquarters for Navy Region Southwest and other tenants.

Moderator:

  • Libby Day, Business Development Officer, Economic Development Department, City of San Diego

Speakers:

  • Eli Sanchez, Senior Project Manager, Civic San Diego
  • Perry Dealy, President & CEO, Dealy Development
  • Capt. Mark Edelson, Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest

Project 444 Collaboration Space

Diamond Room

A newly created collaborative workspace in downtown Dayton, Ohio, is opening up new avenues for the civilian research community and commercial sector to interact with scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory, driving innovation and technology commercialization in the pursuit of new applications by the Air Force and regional economic growth.

Moderator:

  • Maurice McDonald, ADC Board of Directors; Executive Vice President, Aerospace and Defense, Dayton Development Coalition

Speakers:

  • Bill Harrison, Director of Small Business, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Scott Koorndyk, President, The Entrepreneur Center
  • Les McFawn, Director, Wright Brothers Institute

Project 444 Collaboration Space Powerpoint

Peterson AFB Installation Management 3D planning

Topaz Room

Speakers:

  • Troy Gonzalez, Chief Technical Specialist, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Glady Singh, Vice President, Government Services, PrecisionHawk
  • Daniel Soto, Renewable Energy Division Chief, Air Force Civil Engineer Center

 

4:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

 

Networking Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

General Session – Empowering Innovative Installation Leaders

Emerald Ballroom


As our military bases continue to evolve, integrating community and regional partners, and adapting to new technologies and quality of life requirements, how do we prepare and empower the next generation of installation leaders?

Moderator:

  • Bill Parry, President, Association of Defense Communities; City Manager, Gatesville, TX

Speakers:

  • Gen. Vincent Coglianese, Commander, Marine Corps Installation Command
  • Gen. Kenneth Dahl, Commander, Installation Management Command, U.S. Army
  • Mr. David Dentino, Director, Installation Support Directorate, Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center
  • Sec. Steve Iselin, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment)

 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Opening Reception on the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier

 

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

 

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Council Meetings

State Advisory Council

Diamond I Room

 

Military Families Council

Topaz Room

 

Defense Energy and Water Council

Diamond II Room

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

General Session – Defining Military Value

Emerald Ballroom


Installations are rated by a series of criteria that define military value. This panel of experts and installation management professionals will explore how each of the services and DOD determine their standards and how community and base leaders can work together to increase the overall military value of an installation.

WELCOME:

  • Bill Parry, President, Association of Defense Communities; City Manager, Gatesville, TX

Moderator:

  • Dr. Craig College, Executive Vice President, CALIBRE Systems

Speaker:

  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment

Defining Military Value Powerpoint

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Networking Break

 

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

The Future of Shared Services

Diamond Room

The drive to create new and innovative military-community partnerships has been gaining steam over the past few years and the new agreements being developed today are paving the way for larger future collaborations. This panel will explore several projects that have pushed the envelope on what’s possible when installations work with communities.

Moderator:

  • Charlie Perham, Deputy Director, Government Consulting Services, Matrix Design Group

Speakers:

  • Valerie Berube, Community Partnership Program Manager, Luke AFB
  • Lt. Col. Jeff Ivey, Garrison Commander, Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
  • Toni Hansen, Deputy Director, Mission Support Group, Goodfellow AFB
  • Col. Rockie Wilson, 628th Mission Support Group Commander, Joint Base Charleston, SC

The Future of Shared Services 

Sea Level Rise

Topaz Room

With critical installations all along the nation’s coastlines, sea level rise is becoming a real concern for DOD. No matter the cause, it’s imperative that military, community and industry leaders work together to understand the how it will threaten military missions and what can be done to mitigate the impact.

Moderator:

  • Sal Nodjomian, Executive Vice President, Matrix Design Group; President, Society of American Military Engineers

Speakers:

  • Bill Cork, CEO, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission, Mississippi
  • Robin O’Connell, Director, Sustainability & Land Use Planning Division; Senior Climate Change Advisor – ‎Naval Facilities Engineering Command
  • Capt. Jose Peña, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Base Los Angeles
  • Col. Terrence Walter, Director, Installation Planning, Pentagon

 

Protecting the Mission from Encroachment while Supporting the Community’s Veterans

Opal Room

The key to success for all partnerships is in its stakeholders. Most partnerships under the Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program offer excellent opportunities to layer additional benefits on top of encroachment mitigation and land conservation. This means that potential stakeholders for any project can extend way beyond the “usual suspects” of the installation, local government, and conservation organizations, by offering a unique opportunity to support and engage military veterans. By including veterans in the discussion, a partnership can gain the perspective of people who understand what it is like to work on base and live outside of one. By thinking creatively about how an open space or working land protection effort could benefit veterans, a project can exponentially increase in value as it grows to provide a return to the military base, the environment, and the local veterans and their families who are key members of the surrounding community. This panel brings together partners from projects in Washington and Texas to share how time, effort, and resources are being coordinated to not only protect the military mission but also support our nation’s veterans.

 

Moderator:

  • Kristin Thomasgard-Spence, Program Director, Readiness and Environmental Protection (REPI) Program, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations and Environment)

Speakers:

  • Ward Burton, President, Ward Burton Wildlife Foundation
  • Pat Dunn, Center for Natural Lands Management
  • Mary Hollow, Executive Director, Prickly Pear Land Trust
  • Thomas Knight, Chief of Staff, Joint Base Lewis-McChord
  • Joe Knott, Director, Military Partnerships, Compatible Lands Foundation
  • Kim Pham, Washington Department of Veterans Affairs

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Networking Break

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Working Lunch

Grab a lunch and head to a session.

General Session – Base of the Future

Emerald Ballroom
This keynote panel will explore the ideas and technologies that are driving the future of defense infrastructure. Topics will include trends in technology, emerging threats and the evolving requirements to meet mission readiness.

Moderator:

  • Joe Driskill, Vice President, Association of Defense Communities; Missouri Military Advocate, Office of the Governor

Speakers:

  • Lt. Gen Kenneth Dahl, Commander, Installation Management Command
  • John Dillard, Senior Program Manager, AT&T Government Solutions
  • Bill Beyer, President, Federal Human Capital, Deloitte
  • Robert Moriarty, Director, Installations Directorate, Air Force Civil Engineers
  • Col. Eric Shafa, Commander, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell AFB

Base of the Future Powerpoint #1

Base of the Future Powerpoint #2

Breakout Sessions

Special Partnership Case Study – Building a Healthy Military Community

Topaz Room

This case study will present innovations that have improved health and wellness at Ft. Sill, OK. and Ft. Meade, MD, leveraging best practices from the DoD Healthy Base Initiative and the new Healthy Army Communities initiative. Ft. Sill, in partnership with the Lawton military community, is dramatically improving soldier and family readiness and quality of life. Areas of focus on and off-post include improvements in food, fitness, medical, schools, and recreation. Ft. Meade has also been very innovative in working with their surrounding communities to improve health and wellness for troops and families. Current and former leaders from the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Ft. Sill and Ft. Meade will provide an overview of how they partnered to leverage resources and engage key stakeholders to transform quality of life and improve readiness.

MODERATOR:

  • Curt Cornellson, Managing Director, CBRE

 

SPEAKERS:

  • Col. Brian Foley, Chief, Strategic Initiatives Group, U.S. Army HQ; Former Garrison Commander of Ft. Meade
  • Brenda Spencer-Ragland, Director, MWR Programs, Ft. Sill
  • Chuck Milam, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (ret.)

Building a Healthy Military Community Powerpoint

Creating Innovation Hubs – Leveraging Higher Education and Advanced Technologies

Opal Room
New missions and technologies require new thinking in how installations and communities support our nation’s military. More complex missions and weapon systems necessitate new infrastructure, workforce, education, and industry capabilities.  As centers of this evolution, communities and installations have a unique opportunity to develop hubs of innovation bringing universities, local governments, industry and base leaders together to develop new mission readiness support systems.

Moderator:

  • Joel Benefield, Vice President, STARGATES, Inc.

Speakers:

  • Aaron Bates, Executive of Commercialization and Workforce Development, Ohio Federal Research Network (OFRN)
  • Joe Greene, Vice President, Military and Innovation Strategies, Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Penny Gross, County Supervisor, Fairfax County, VA
  • Jesse Gipe, Manager of Economic Development, San Diego Regional EDC

Creating Innovation Hubs

1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Networking Break

 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Creating Innovation Hubs – How Military-Community Partnerships are Driving Innovation

Opal Room
New missions and technologies require new thinking in how installations and communities support our nation’s military. More complex missions and weapon systems necessitate new infrastructure, workforce, education, and industry capabilities. As centers of this evolution, communities and installations have a unique opportunity to develop hubs of innovation bringing universities, local governments, industry and base leaders together to develop new mission readiness support systems.

Moderator:

  • John Conger, President, Conger Strategies; ADC National Advisory Board

Speakers:

  • Sean Carlson, Executive Director, Michigan Defense Center
  • Jeff Carney, Associate Superintendent, Columbia County School District
  • Danielle Wheeler, Executive Director, March Joint Powers Authority

 

Base of the Future – Applications in Action

Topaz Room

The Base of the Future is not just an abstract concept; it’s happening on the ground at installations across the country. New technology systems are being piloted right now and are redefining the way service members will work, train and live on military installations.

Moderator:

  • Stacey Shepard, Vice President, Buildings & Infrastructure, Jacobs

Speakers:

  • Fred Fallman, Deputy Director, 6th Mission Support Group, MacDill AFB, FL
  • Dominie Garcia, Smart Cities Program Lead, Battelle
  • Maj. Brandon Newell, Chair, Mobility Transformation, Marine Corps Installations Command, MCAS Miramar, CA
  • Col. Kyle Reed, Garrison Commander, Ft. Bragg, NC

 

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Army Partnership Development Workshop

Diamond II Room


This workshop will provide a deep dive into the Army Community Partnership Program’s methodology for establishing partnerships, and an overview of the Army’s Installation Management Command’s Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) Program. The primary objective of this workshop is to provide installations and their community counterparts a tactical approach to partnership development to include an overview of existing policy and guidance resources available to support partnership efforts. An open invitation to anyone who would like to attend.

 

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Networking Break

 

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

General Session – Future Power: The Next Generation of Installation Energy

Emerald Ballroom


Moderator:

  • Bob Ross, Executive Director, Connecticut Office of Military Affairs

Speakers:

  • Sec. Steve Iselin, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations & Environment)
  • Sec. Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Strategic Integration
  • Hon. Lucian Niemeyer, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations and Environment

 

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Networking Break

 

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

General Session – OEA Townhall

Emerald Ballroom


OEA Director Patrick O’Brien will lead a town hall discussion on the current state of office programs and how communities can partner with OEA to advance military-community partnerships

Speaker:
• Patrick O’Brien, Director, Office of Economic Adjustment

Breakout Session

Installation Resiliency

Topaz Room

Continued access to adequate, reliable water and energy supplies and the ability to deliver them efficiently are strategic imperatives for the sustainment of military installations and their current and future missions. But to date, most military water and energy sustainment plans have focused on conservation, privatization, and environmental compliance. There has been less focus on water source protection, collaborative water and energy supply planning, and comprehensive stakeholder outreach and engagement with military host states and communities. The panel will discuss state, local, and regional-level water and energy resource sustainability planning, “utilities as a service”, and it will provide concepts and ideas for DOD and the military services to address with their water and energy providers, utility systems operators, conservation stakeholders, and host states and communities.

Moderator:

  • C. David Turner, President, American Water Military Services Group

Speakers:

  • Ken Kost, Sr. Vice President of Buildings & Facilities, Louis Berger
  • Clifford Maurer, Director of Public Services and Engineering, City of Coronado
  • John Simpson, Director of the Office of Water Resources, Marine Corps Installation Command West
  • Matt Walsh, Executive Liaison Commanding General, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Ft. Huachuca

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Networking Reception

Diamond Room and Broadway Terrace 


 

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Registration Open

 

7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

Next Generation EULs – The Grand Forks AFB Case Study

Opal Room


Grand Forks County’s EUL – Grand Sky is one of the most successful EUL’s to date. Learn first how the Grand Forks Community and Grand Forks AFB came together to support, enhance, and redefine Grand Forks AFB’s mission with its unique enhanced use lease and public-public-private partnerships. Participants will include representatives from the USAF, Grand Sky, Grand Forks County, General Atomics and Northrop Grumman. Learn what challenges stakeholders faced and overcame, and how the Grand Sky model is successfully supporting economic development in Grand Forks County while supporting and enhancing the mission at Grand Forks AFB.

Moderator:

  • John Walker, Specialist Leader, Real Estate Service Line, Deloitte Consulting, LLP; Director, Board of Directors, Association of Defense Communities

Speakers:

  • Everett Dunnick, Manager, UAS Flight Test & Training Center, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • Tom Ford, Government Relations Administrator, Grand Forks County, North Dakota
  • David Hambleton, Grand Sky Program Manager & Site Lead, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Tom Swoyer, President, Infinity Development Partners

 

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Networking Break

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

General Session

National Trends in Defense Industry

Emerald Ballroom

A panel of defense industry experts, senior DOD officials and community leaders will discuss the current trends impacting the defense industrial base, how industry is responding and the partnership opportunities available for communities and military installations.

Moderator:

  • Grant Heslin, Vice President, Asset Management Services, SIA Solutions

Speakers:

  • Richard Butterworth, Of Council, Kutak Rock LLP
  • Hawk Carlisle (ret.), President & CEO, National Defense Industry Association
  • Jesse Gipe, Manager, Economic Development, San Diego Regional EDC
  • Sid Voorakkara, External Affairs Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development

Navigating Encroachment

Opal Room

Encroachment is a key challenge for many installations often requiring multiple partners that all have a stake in the land and properties surrounding military installations. Bringing together such a diverse group with sometimes conflicting ideas can be a major challenge for installations and communities. This panel will explore the lessons learned from several communities that were able to work with their installations to mitigate encroachment challenges.

Moderator:

  • Celeste Werner, Vice President, Matrix Design Group; ADC Board of Directors

Speakers:

  • Bill Adamson, Program Director, South Sound Military and Communities Partnership
  • Clifford Maurer, Director of Public Services and Engineering, City of Coronado
  • Hillary Merritt, Senior Project Manager, The Trust for Public Land
  • Kristin Thomasgard-Spence, Program Director, Readiness and Environmental Protection (REPI) Program, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Energy, Installations and Environment)
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Networking Break

 

10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

General Session – Next Generation Partnerships: What’s Holding us Back?

Emerald Ballroom


The new authority allowing installation-community partnerships has spurred hundreds of projects but multiple obstacles have prevented more far-reaching initiatives from going ahead. During this session, senior officials representing each of the services will discuss possible solutions to the hurdles slowing efforts to take advantage of the new authority as well as consider how installation-community partnerships will evolve in the coming years.

Moderator:

  • Fred Meurer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Speakers:

  • Col. Che Bolden, Director, G-7, Marine Corps Installations Command
  • Col. Brian Foley, Chief of Strategic Initiatives Group, Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
  • Curt Jones, Chief of Staff, Navy Region Southwest
  • Teran Judd, Director, Community Partnership & Encroachment, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Energy and Environment
12:00 p.m.

Conference Ends

 

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