Washington, D.C. | July 25, 2024

A unique opportunity to be “in the room” as we define the future of partnerships. The strength of our military installations is dependent upon a dynamic and ever-evolving partnership with the defense communities they call home. Over the past 50 years ADC has helped to guide and strengthen that bond – supporting new partnership concepts, authorities and programs including the Intergovernmental Support Agreement, privatized housing, enhanced use leases and most recently the Defense Community Infrastructure Program. These successes have helped shape a new culture which embraces the idea that installations and defense communities are one, and that only through partnership will we be able to address key issues. But are our current partnership authorities and programs up to the task of meeting the new challenges on the horizon? From foreign investment, climate resilience, artificial intelligence and cyber security to childcare and spouse employment, the issues facing installations and communities are vast and will require new partnership concepts. Join top leaders from DoD, communities and industry for a half-day event that will provide input into ADC’s new Partnership Roadmap Initiative.


8:30 – 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 9:45 AM

DOD / Military Panel

Over the past decade and a half, installation-community partnerships have exploded in size and scope as new DOD partnership authorities and grant programs have proven their effectiveness. Today, there are close to 200 Intergovernmental Support Agreements in place, the Defense Community Infrastructure Program has invested nearly half a billion dollars in grants, and the DOD and the services have found innovative ways to advance new partnership projects. This panel will discuss the current state of installation-community collaboration and share ideas for taking partnerships to the next level.

  • Dave Leinberger, Chief, Army Community Partnerships, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army G-9 (Installations)
  • Paula Monachelli, Director of Basing, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (EI&E)
  • Toniann Fisher, Director, Air Force Community Partnerships and Mission Sustainment, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (IEI)
  • Liz Chimienti, Deputy Director for Community Adjustment, Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC)
10:00 – 10:45 AM

Community Panel

While DOD partnership programs and authorities have resulted in quantum leaps forward in installation mission readiness and resilience, from the community perspective, they have done something even more revolutionary by helping to institutionalize a ‘One Community’ culture and a new installation-community leadership framework. We must take advantage of this new status quo by forging ahead with new partnership concepts. This panel will explore ideas that can build upon past successes and help strengthen community partnership organizations.

  • PJ Waldrop, Executive Director, Mississippi Office of Military Affairs
  • Katie Alba, Director of Partnerships, Sourcewell
  • John Conger, Conger Strategies & Solutions, LLC
  • Mike Hutchison, Executive Director, Rock Island Arsenal Defense Alliance
11:00 – 11:45 AM

Working Discussion Groups

The return of great power rivalry is placing extraordinary demands on our military and society. To help our nation meet this challenge, installations and communities must be bold in exploring new opportunities. Attendees will break into small table groups for facilitated discussions to share their thoughts and perspectives. This is your opportunity to help shape new policies that will define the next generation of partnerships.

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Report, Recap, Next Steps



Member: $150

Non-Member: $300


Member: $250

Non-Member: $400



Event Location – University Club

1135 16th St. NW | Washington, DC 20036

Nearby Hotel Options

We have not reserved a block of rooms specifically for the board meeting or event; instead, we are presenting a selection of hotels in close proximity to both venues. You are free to choose accommodations according to your preference. Both the ADC office and the University Club are conveniently located near the Metro. Please check hotel websites for rates and availability.

AC Hotel (Marriott)
1112 19th St. NW, Washington DC 20036

Courtyard Dupont Circle
1733 N St. NW, Washinton DC 20036

Hyatt Place Washington DC/White House
1522 K St. NW, Washington DC 20005

The Darcy Hotel
1515 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington DC 20005