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Sustainable Ozarks Partnership to Hold Annual Meeting

by Erin Younkin | Aug 07, 2019

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Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri – August 7, 2019 – On Thursday, August 22, 2019, the Sustainable Ozarks Partnership will host our Annual Meeting with the theme “Supporting National Defense in the Heart of America.” The meeting will be held at The Ark Community and Sports Complex in Waynesville, Mo.

During the meeting the SOP will report on organizational accomplishments, consider the organization’s performance over the past year, and set objectives for the coming year.

“Nearly 200 business, governmental, civic, and military leaders and community members from the four-county region (Pulaski, Phelps, Laclede, and Texas) are expected to attend,” said SOP executive director Dorsey Newcomb.

Consistent with this year’s theme, attendees should anticipate hearing from federal, state, and military leaders on the importance of the roles that our communities, region, and state play in supporting the Department of Defense, enhancing Fort Leonard Wood’s mission success and improving quality of life of our men and women in uniform and their families.

Our impressive list of speakers this year includes:

  • United States Senator Roy Blunt (Confirmed)
  • Missouri Lt Governor Mike Kehoe (Confirmed)
  • Missouri Adjutant General Levon Cumpton (Invited)
  • Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Commanding General Maj. General Donna Martin (Invited)
  • Fort Leonard Wood Garrison Commander Colonel Eric Towns (Confirmed)
  • Missouri Military Advocate Joe Driskill (Confirmed)
  • Director of Policy and Business Development, Kit Bond Strategies Mike Dubois (Confirmed)

The event is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend must RSVP by Tuesday, August 20, 2019. RSVPs are needed to plan accordingly for the venue and to get an accurate lunch count. Click here to RSVP.

The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership is building on the Fort Leonard Wood Region’s strong past and preparing the region for a healthy, resilient future. We are a nonprofit organization working to bring all of the region’s stakeholders to the table to drive regional development and advocate for new or expanded military and federal missions, all as part of our efforts to strengthen the Fort Leonard Wood region.


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