Association of Defense Communities Community Leadership Award Presented at Capitol Hill Ceremony
Steve Levesque has been honored with the 2015 Community Leadership Award from the Association of Defense Communities (ADC) for demonstrating innovation and excellence in the successful redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station Brunswick, thereby creating a national model for future reuse plans.
Levesque, Executive Director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA), accepted the award June 24 at a special Congressional Breakfast on Capitol Hill during the 2015 Defense Communities National Summit hosted by ADC. The ceremony was attended by members of Congress and leaders from the Pentagon.
“Steve Levesque’s leadership of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority during the time of the Naval Air Station Brunswick transition is unparalleled,” said ADC President Mike Cooper. “Steve continues to be an integral part of why Brunswick Landing is the most successful economic development initiative in Maine.”
Levesque, however, gives all of the credit for MRRA’s success to his team. “This is a tremendous honor. It’s really an award that recognizes the passion, dedication and hard work the MRRA team has put into the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station Brunswick,” he said.
ADC is the nation’s leading association representing U.S. communities and states with a significant military presence and their partner organizations. It unites the diverse interests of communities, states, the private sector and the military on issues such as protecting defense infrastructure, community-military partnerships, defense real estate, mission growth, base redevelopment, and support for military families and veterans.