by BECKY GOFF
Little Apple Post
FORT RILEY - On January 10th, 2023, the US Army named Fort Riley, one of seven installations, as a 2022 Army Community Partnership Award winner.
USD 475 Geary County and Fort Riley were recognized for the partnership between the installation and school district for a first Design-build Capital Improvement, Repair and Maintenance Intergovernmental Support Agreement(IGSA).
"While Fort Riley and USD 475 have always considered each other to be partners, this marks the second time the two organizations are partnering through an intergovernmental support agreement. This is a testament that we truly are an integrated team.” U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley commander, Col. Michael Foote said.
The IGSA expands mission capability and improves training capabilities through a cost-effective modernization of facilities required to train and prepare units to conduct mutli-domain operations. The agreement creates a 49% cost savings for the Army and stabilized the contract workforce supporting USD 475. This resulted in an 83% procurement time savings that expands operational capabilities and improves community relations.
“Working together on projects like this demonstrates a unity of effort toward supporting our families and students. Additionally, it also demonstrates good stewardship of resources.” USD 475 superintendent, Dr. Reginald Eggleston said.
The Army Community Partnership Awards Program seeks to highlight examples of exceptional cooperation and diligence that will encourage continued collaboration to achieve the full potential of community partnerships.
The awards will be presented during a virtual Pentagon awards ceremony on Tuesday, February 21.
Learn more about the Army Community Partnership award winners at https://www.army.mil/article/263154/army_announces_winners_of_2022_community_partnership_awards