TRAVIS AFB COMMUNITY LEADER NAMED TO PRESTIGIOUS AIR FORCE ADVISORY GROUPJanuary 22 2019
Sandy Person, a longtime advocate for Travis Air Force Base and the community, was named to the prestigious Air Force Civic Leader Program by Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein on November 29th, 2018.
“This is an incredible honor for both Sandy and the Travis AFB community,” said Len Augustine, Chair of the Travis Community Consortium (TCC) and former Mayor of Vacaville, “and given Sandy’s decades of commitment on behalf of the Airmen of Travis and Solano County, it is extremely well deserved.”
Ms. Person, a former chair of the TCC and President of the Solano County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), currently serves as Industry Engagement Officer at the Solano EDC where she focuses on Travis AFB advocacy and defense industry initiatives.
“I’m humbled to be selected by General Goldfein to serve on such a respected advisory panel with so many esteemed colleagues and alumni,” said Ms. Person, “But moreover, it’s a testament to the service of our Airmen and the importance Travis AFB and its Air Mobility Command missions, which are the bedrock of our community. I look forward to bringing the same energy to the Civic Leader Program that I have to my work for Travis.”
The Air Force Civic Leader Program is a high-level advisory group that advises the top Air Force military and civilian leadership, including the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff, and serves as the civilian interface between the Air Force and civilian community. Program members provide insight about public attitudes toward the Air Force, and on how Air Force missions can best be accomplished in their respective areas. Civic Leaders are asked to serve for terms of four years – Ms. Person will serve until at least 2023.
The Travis Community Consortium was formed in 2003 to formalize our community’s support ensuring our Travis personnel are equipped and have the resources they need to meet the national security demands of today and the future. TCC members include Solano County and its affiliated city governments, the Solano County Economic Development Corporation, and the Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee. The TCC works closely with base leadership and our Congressional delegation to advocate for the long-term sustainability of the installation.