The Grissom ARB JLUS will be developed by the consultants in coordination with the Miami County Economic Development Authority, with input from the public, and under the guidance of the Steering Committee. More information on the Steering Committee, which includes the Policy Committee and the Technical Working Group, can be found under the “JLUS Partners” tab above.

Public input is critical to the JLUS, and there will be multiple opportunities for community members to provide information, ask questions, and provide comments. Public meetings will be held throughout the JLUS process to inform the community of the Study’s progress and to seek input for the process and draft deliverables.

The first meeting was held Wednesday, June 7, at the Grissom Aeroplex. The public had the opportunity to provide initial input on the JLUS process, issues associated with Grissom ARB, and the JLUS policy direction.

The Policy Committee will ultimately make the final recommendations included in the study based on the input from the Technical Working Group, the community, and Grissom ARB personnel.

Phase 1: Kickoff

May – June 2017

The Kickoff Phase includes the initial Public and Steering Committee Meetings and interviews with key stakeholders in the North-Central Indiana community and at Grissom ARB. Key objectives of the Kickoff Phase are to introduce the JLUS to the community and receive feedback about base-community relationships, and begin data and information collection for the Study. Types and dates of meetings held in the Kickoff Phase are listed below.

  • Initial Public and Steering Committee Meetings (June 6-7, 2017) completed

  • Stakeholder Interviews (June 6-7, 2017) completed

Phase 2: Research and Analysis

June – October 2017

The Research and Analysis Phase is when the JLUS team conducts most its research and performs initial analysis on compatibility issues involving Grissom ARB and the surrounding communities. The Research and Analysis Phase relies heavily on good document and data collection and information collected from the Stakeholder Interviews, conducted in the Kickoff Phase. There is one Steering Committee Meeting scheduled during the Research and Analysis Phase, shown below.

  • Steering Committee Meeting (Fall 2017)

Phase 3: Refinement and Resolution

October 2017 – February 2018

In the Refinement and Resolution Phase, initial analyses are refined based on additional research and input from the Steering Committees and the public. Conflict resolution strategies and initial recommendations are also developed during this phase. Steering Committee and public feedback is key during this phase to ensure that all information is accurate. There are Steering Committee and Public Meeting scheduled during this phase, listed below.

  • Steering Committee Meeting (Winter 2017)

  • Public Meeting (Winter 2017)

Phase 4: Report Recommendations

March – April 2018

In the Report Recommendations Phase, final analyses and recommendations are reviewed by the Steering Committee and the public. The JLUS will be finalized and delivered at the end of this phase. The final Steering Committee and Public Meetings are held during this phase, listed below.

  • Final Steering Committee Meeting (Spring 2018)

  • Final Public Meeting (Spring 2018)