Community symposium improves life in Yongsan
February 19, 2013
YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan community members gathered for a community symposium and volunteered to be ambassadors in order to assess and improve their living environment in Korea, Feb. 13.
The Commander and Community Assessment Symposium (CCAS)'s objective was to discuss issues in Area II. The participants included service members, families and civilians of the community.
"This meeting promotes discussion of Army quality of life issues as they relate to Army programs and services in area II," said Kimberly Moore, Army Volunteer Corps Coordinator program manager for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Army Community Service. "The intent of the CCAS is to facilitate and encourage dialogue between Command and Community Ambassadors to discuss Family/Soldier Programs in their area."
The CCAS was divided into four different groups with at least one ACS employee in each group. Each group was provided with an Area Score Card summarizing Area II services and organizations and discussed some of the issues that were prioritized at the USAG Yongsan Army Family Action Plan Conference.
"Ambassadors discussed and evaluated Area Score Cards to identify programs and services that are highly/under-utilized, programs/services that need improvement and programs/services which are up to standard," Moore said.
On Feb. 22, garrisons' senior ranking officer and garrison commander will have a CCAS out brief with Gen. John D. Johnson, commander of Eighth Army, reporting the results of community assessment and discussing solutions.
After the CCAS out brief, the Garrison will put this topic on their next town hall meeting within 60 days of the CCAS out brief.