Col. Deborah B. Grays, the commander for U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, and The Honorable Corine Deyton, mayor of the City of Forest Park, co-sign the 11th Annual Partnership Agreement at April 25 at Stephens Lake on Fort Gillem.
The idea of combining the partnership signing with a fishing rodeo originally belonged to The Honorable Chuck Hall, an avid fisherman and the mayor of Forest Park in 2000.
He and then USAG commander Col. William J. Clingempeel decided to enhance the partnership by taking advantage of Fort Gillem's lakes.
The agreement represents the two communities’ commitment to improving the
quality of life for their customers and citizens through the mutual exchange of services and resources.