WESTGATE@CRANE Technology Park, (Odon) Indiana — The White River Military Coordination Alliance, in partnership with Naval Support Activity, Crane, launches a multi-part webinar series Thursday, April 22 at noon dedicated to helping communities learn the benefits of partnering with the Navy through Intergovernmental Support Agreements.
IGSAs are collaborative partnership agreements that can help military bases and surrounding communities reduce costs by working together to procure service materials and mutual aid. Military bases are like small cities, providing a variety of services that are very similar to what surrounding 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.
During the Alliance’s 2020 State of the Installation Address, NSA Crane provided community members with a number of opportunities to get involved in a type of IGSA known as Public-Public Public-Private (P4) partnerships.
One very successful example of this P4 process in action is a recent 911 MOA, which created a partnership between emergency response entities and is improving the safety and care of those on base and in the surrounding communities. A number of areas of interest have been identified by the Alliance to explore these collaboration efforts:
- Health and Wellness Supplies
- Bulk Material Purchasing Agreements
- Mutual Aid for Emergency Services
- Transportation Maintenance
- Sanitary Infrastructure
- Service Agreements
Communities and municipalities neighboring the installation, including state and regional agencies, are encouraged to attend the upcoming webinar to explore possibilities of P4 partnership. Parties interested in attending the webinar should email [email protected] to receive the Zoom link.
More information on IGSAs can be found on the Alliance website at https://wrmcalliance.com/intergovernmental-support-agreements-igsa/.
About the White River Military Coordination Alliance
The Alliance is a community organization that was formed in 2018 to promote positive development and growth in the communities that surround Naval Support Activity Crane and Lake Glendora Test Facility (Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin and Sullivan counties) by facilitating two-way communication between the communities, counties, state agencies, and NSA Crane. The focus of our 24-member alliance is to create opportunities for economic prosperity and land conservation in the region, safeguard Crane’s military mission, and protect community health and safety. We would encourage the community to take our survey about Crane at WRMCAlliance.com. Follow the Alliance on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.