Local

January 19, 2013

Council member appointed Chairman of Military Communities Council

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. — The City of Sierra Vista announces that City Council member Tom Reardon was recently appointed chairman of the National League of Cities’, or NLC’s, Military Communities Council. The Council supports cities with nearby military installations and its unique challenges. The newly-established Military Communities Council is made up of 74 members including elected officials and city staff from NLC member cities and state municipal leagues.

According to the NLC’s website, the Military Communities Council focuses on “a range of topics including establishing a military-community covenant, transportation and infrastructure issues that arise due to growth at a nearby military installation, best practices for city leaders to work successfully with local military leadership, and many veteran and military family issues around providing jobs, housing, education and healthcare. The new Military Communities Council will join four existing NLC member councils: the Small Cities Council, Large Cities Council, University Communities Council and First Tier Suburbs Council.”

Reardon was instrumental in the creation of the Military Communities Council by lobbying NLC members to consider how communities can best support and work with nearby military installations, military service members and their Families. After a two-year trial, the NLC formalized the Military Communities Council in January 2013 and Reardon was appointed chairman by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, Mayor of Avondale.

“I’m honored to have been selected as chair for the Military Communities Council. I’m looking forward to networking with cities similar to Sierra Vista to share common goals, interests, and best practices,” said Reardon. “I’m proud to say that Sierra Vista is already at the forefront for best practices with military communities as evident in Fort Huachuca’s selection as the 2012 Installation of the Year by the Association of Defense Communities. Our community’s commitment to support Fort Huachuca is being recognized on a national level. With this new appointment with the National League of Cities, I hope to continue Sierra Vista’s growth in national level visibility.”

The NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents. The League is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. For more on the NLC, visit www.nlc.org.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Stephanie Caffall

Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joine...
 
 
k9retirement5_42115_lakosil

Military working dogs retire after nine years of service

Stephen Gruden, Nancy, and Kaden, 5, are all smiles after becoming new owners to retired military working dog, Goliat, 11. Stephen was Goliat’s first handler.   The 483rd Military Police Detachment, Military Working Dogs...
 
 

Arizona celebrates Water Awareness Month

Recognizing that Arizona is an arid state with finite water supplies and a growing population, it is essential that Arizonans do their part to ensure that Arizona has the water we need for our communities to thrive for generations to come. For that reason, the month of April was designated as Water Awareness Month. The...
 

 

WWES explains importance of water-energy nexus

WAM! In Arizona, April is Water Awareness Week. So why are we talking energy? When we turn the handle at the sink, clear sparkling water magically flows from the faucet. But, in reality, it isn’t magic that brings water into our homes. It takes significant amounts of energy to pump the water from the water...
 
 
irwinpool_42015_lakosil

Irwin pool fees now being implemented May 23

Irwin Pool will begin implementing fees beginning May 23 to offset operation costs and enable the pool to remain open for the summer. Due to budget constraints, Irwin Pool will begin implementing fees May 23 through Sept. 6, 20...
 
 
Bubbles-as-art

Chalk Talk

YES Fair winners named Gen. Myer Elementary School fifth-graders recently competed in the Youth Engineering & Science, or YES, Fair in Cochise County. The competition included students in grades 5 through 12 throughout the ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin