ADC is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the Defense Community Awards, which honor the achievements and leadership present in our defense communities, on military installations and within the Department of Defense. Winners will be recognized during the 2017 Defense Communities National Summit, June 19-21 in Washington, D.C.
Community Leadership Award — Recognizes an individual whose outstanding leadership helps (1) drive the success of a base redevelopment project; and/or (2) build a military-community partnership to enhance the mission of an active installation. An honoree may be an elected or appointed (non-military) official at the state, regional or local level, a volunteer, or the chief executive officer of a local redevelopment authority (or equivalent organization).
- 2017 Winner: Utah State Sen. Jerry Stevenson
Military Leadership Award — Recognizes an individual from any branch of the military whose outstanding leadership has been essential in building and sustaining partnerships with defense communities that are home to active, realigning or closing installations. The nominee may be a uniformed personnel or civilian employee who has played a role in defense community issues at any level and who demonstrates vision for establishing new models of partnerships across the country.
- 2017 Winner: Col. Robert Lyman, Commander, 628th Air Base Wing and Joint Base Charleston, S.C.
John Lynch Base Redevelopment Leadership Award — Recognizes an individual whose outstanding leadership has been essential in ensuring that a community or local redevelopment authority has (1) helped address the community’s specific economic needs following base realignment or closure; (2) shown measurable results; (3) incorporated innovative public-private partnerships; and/or (4) served as a model for other communities across the country.
- 2017 Winner: Ivy Owen, PCED, EDFP, Executive Director, Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, Ark.
President’s Award — Recognizes an individual whose outstanding leadership reflects the values of the association, the dedication of our communities and the mission of our military services.
- 2017 Winner: Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, Commander, Air Education and Training Command, U.S. Air Force