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Public Participation Overview

Public Forums
Four rounds of public forums will be conducted at key points throughout this project. Each forum will include an informal open house session, formal presentation, and/or interactive working session with the community. During the open house component, project team members will be available to talk with the public in a one-on-one, informal atmosphere.
These forums will allow several opportunities for community members to have a voice in this planning process. The timing of these forums will coincide with the major milestones of the JLUS process.

  • Public Forum #1. Explain the purpose and function of the JLUS, provide an overview of the military operations at NSF Dahlgren, introduce project participants, share the JLUS approach and discuss the JLUS goals. The format of this meeting will include a presentation to the public followed by an interactive working session where attendees will be invited and encouraged to share their input on potential JLUS issues.
  • Public Forum #2. Present and refine preliminary compatibility issues and findings, and review existing policies and regulations for possible inclusion in recommendations and strategies. The JLUS Strategy Toolbox brochure will be distributed as part of this workshop and will be made available for download on the website for the public's information.
  • Public Forum #3: Present the Draft JLUS recommendations to begin the public comment period.
  • Public Forum #4. Present Final JLUS report after the public comment period. The presentation will explain the overall JLUS methodology, including the identification of issues and strategies. This meeting will provide an overview of public comments received and address the revisions incorporated leading up to the Final JLUS.
This study was prepared under contract with King George County, Virginia, with financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the key partners involved in the development of this study including the Town of Colonial Beach, VA, the counties of King George and Westmoreland, VA, and the counties of Charles and St. Mary's, MD, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment.