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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Sustainable Ozarks Partnership to host annual meeting Sept. 4

  • The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership (SOP) will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the ARK Community and Sports Center in Waynesville.
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  • The Sustainable Ozarks Partnership (SOP) will hold its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the ARK Community and Sports Center in Waynesville.
    Regional community members are invited to attend this free event, which includes breakfast and lunch.
    The annual meeting provides an update on what has been happening in the Fort Leonard Wood region and insight into what the future holds for the region.
    Government and elected officials have also been invited to attend the conference.
    Tim Ford, chief executive officer for the Association of Defense Communities, will discuss the importance of regional support for military installations and what other communities are doing to support their installations.
    Attendees will have the opportunity to attend breakout sessions during the meeting. There will be four sessions — air transportation, energy, health care and K-12 education.
    Three additional sessions will focus on a strong Fort Leonard Wood - marketing the region and Fort Leonard Wood, community and military partnerships and focus on military families.
    Prior to the annual meeting, the SOP will host a reception Wednesday, Sept. 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn in St. Robert.
    There will be an opportunity to network with other regional stakeholders, as well as to meet some of the meeting presenters. Appetizers and beverages will be provided at this free event.
    The reservation deadline for the reception and the meeting is Aug. 28.
    To make a reservation, call 573-329-8500 or send an email to hortonch@umsystem.edu.

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