The Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission has recently been awarded funding from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment to administer a Joint Land Use Study for Camp Clark in Vernon County, Missouri. Kaysinger will administer the funds and manage the project, serving as a liaison between the public, formed committees, and the selected consultant. Kaysinger sent out Requests for Proposals to a number of firms across the country and also advertised locally. During this time, a Policy Committee was formed and will be responsible for discussing information and findings, reviewing issues, and making the final decision of the completed report. Kaysinger received project proposals from 5 different firms. The Policy Committee reviewed and scored each proposal based on pre-determined evaluation criteria. After reviewing, the Policy Committee selected White & Smith, LLC to carry out the project. White & Smith, LLC is a firm located in South Carolina with offices in Kansas City. The firm is more than familiar with Joint Land Use Studies and is currently working on one in Neosho, Missouri for Camp Crowder. Kaysinger, along with Vernon County and Camp Clark, is very excited to be administering this project. The Policy and Technical Committees will meet with White & Smith, LLC for the first time in December to officially begin the project. This photo was taken at the first Policy Committee meeting held at Camp Clark on November 6th, 2013. Pictured: Sydney Allen (KBRPC), CPT Joseph Payton (Camp Clark), SFC Mike Selsor (Camp Clark), Jennifer Eaton (Nevada Chamber of Commerce), Randy Pike (State Representative), Neal Gerster (Vernon County Commission), Randi Marti (City of Nevada), Austin Mount (KBRPC).