Bill Adamson (253) 983-7772 • Fax (253) 983-7895 • BAdamson@cityoflakewood.us
Program Manager

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VISION

The SSMCP is an innovative and flexible partnership uniquely positioned to provide regional leadership to bridge military and civilian communities.

MISSION

To foster communication, understanding and mutual benefit by serving as the most effective point of coordination for resolution of those issues which transcend the specific interests of the military and civilian communities of the South Sound region.

 

3-2 SBCT aboard C17 inbound for Afghanistan

3-2 SBCT aboard C-17 inbound for Afghanistan

JBLM Growth Coordination Plan

In early 2010, the Department of Defense's Office of Economic Adjustment awarded a grant for the region to study the military growth impacts in the area. A planning document emerged called the JBLM Growth Coordination Plan .The Plan recommended establishing a new JBLM regional partnership, which was created in May 2011 via a memorandum of agreement (MOA) as the South Sound Military Communities Partnership, or SSMCP. The SSMCP provides a framework for collaboration in the South Sound region between local governments, military installations, state agencies, and federal agencies to better coordinate efforts in areas such as: military relations; transportation and land use planning; environmental protection; emergency preparedness; loans applications ; health care; population forecasting; workforce development; education; housing; and economic development.