Local leaders renewed their commitment to Fort George G. Meade (FGGM) as they signed the Fort Meade Community Covenant during a June 15 ceremony at Fort Meade’s Reece Crossing community.
“Fort George G. Meade is a critical economic asset to the State of Maryland. The Fort Meade Alliance is committed to supporting the installation’s priorities by developing programs and partnerships to address key needs, including transportation funding, education and workforce development and the resiliency of military personnel on Post,” said FMA President-Elect Steve Tiller, who signed the Covenant on behalf of the FMA.
Tiller was joined at the signing ceremony by leaders from across the region, including Congressman John Sarbanes, FGGM Garrison Commander Col. Brian Foley, Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, State Senator Ed DeGrange, State Delegate Pam Beidle and many other military, government, business and community leaders.
The Covenant is a pledge between the installation and local leaders to collaborate and develop initiatives to support the Fort Meade military community. Working together through the Fort Meade Community Covenant Council, leaders from across the region raise awareness about the vital missions at Fort Meade by speaking with one voice and collaborating to address opportunities and challenges.
“For Fort Meade to continue successfully meeting and executing its 21st century mission, we must continue to develop 21st century partnerships,” Foley said. “Partnerships that leverage our vast federal, state and private industry resources wherever possible towards the greater good.“