Alliance Connects Communities and NSA Crane during Second Educational Webinar on Intergovernmental Support Agreements

WESTGATE@CRANE Technology Park, (Odon) Indiana — The White River Military Coordination Alliance, in partnership with Naval Support Activity Crane, hosted its second educational webinar in a multi-part series designed to help community partners explore Intergovernmental Support Agreement (IGSA) opportunities.

The webinar, led by Community Planning and Liaison Officer for NSA Crane Mark Dobbs, focused on specific areas for IGSA partnerships including:

  • Bulk material purchasing agreements for supplies such as rock salt, asphalt, and gravel
  • Service contracts and support service agreements for maintenance such as hazardous waste disposal, pest control services, and building repairs
  • Mutual aid and training partnerships such as the recently-completed 911 Memorandum of Agreement between NSA Crane and area counties, prescribed/controlled burning services and training, and workforce development programs

IGSA collaborative partnership agreements help military bases and surrounding communities reduce costs and increase efficiencies by working together to procure service materials and mutual aid. Military bases, such as NSA Crane, are like small cities, providing a variety of services that are very similar to what surrounding counties, cities and towns provide. By utilizing IGSAs as a tool, the military can partner with outside agencies to take advantage of higher quality services and cost savings by leveraging each other’s strengths and continuing to build strong community relationships.

“IGSAs for services, material procurement, and mutual support represent an enormous opportunity for collaboration and prosperity in our region, while strengthening the ties between Crane and the community,” said Dobbs. “We would encourage communities and municipalities neighboring the installation, including state and regional agencies to learn more about opportunities for Public-Public Public-Private (P4) partnerships.”