Making a difference - FHL Community Initiatives Group

By Akuaha MorenoSeptember 29, 2021

The Fort Hunter Liggett Community Initiatives Group hosted a Christmas parade to boost morale and kick off the Holiday season with a visit from Santa, December 10, 2020.
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The Fort Hunter Liggett Community Initiatives Group hosted a graduation ceremony to celebrate grade advancements, June 22, 2021. They each received a Certificate of Achievement from the Commander, COL Bell for their hard work throughout the school year.
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The Fort Hunter Liggett Community Initiatives Group partnered with DFMWR to host the installations first-ever Mardi Gras parade which featured a float decorating contest, authentic cuisine prepared by the Hacienda, and parade throughout the housing community, February 11, 2021.
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The Fort Hunter Liggett Community Initiatives Group hosted splash pad parties at Bradley Park during the summer to help the stay cool and foster community relations.
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Want to have your voice heard and help plan community events? The Fort Hunter Liggett Community Initiatives Group (CIG), led by Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Fluckiger, are working hard to provide a safe platform for residents to have their voices heard, and help plan community focused activities geared towards morale and community building. The CIG was created “To identify an interest in events that the community wants to see that will improve quality of like for those stationed at FHL,” said Fluckiger.

Late 2020, Fluckiger contacted housing representatives, or “mayors” with his intent to help boost morale and engage residents. The CIG membership include the three mayors are Vince Crisostomo representing Spanish Oaks; Sgt. 1st Class Eric Butler representing Javelin Court; Akuaha Moreno representing Abrams Court, and Sgt. Ricardo Ambrocio representing Unaccompanied Housing and Barracks. Other members of the CIG include HHC Commander Maj. Chris Lauff and 1St Sgt. Clint Unger. Members serve a conduit for residents to the Garrison.

The group holds quarterly or as needed meetings with the Garrison Command Team, to discuss upcoming plans and events, follow up with past events and discuss and impeding needs of the members and the community. Directorate representatives are often present in these meetings to provide additional support or collaboration, if necessary.

There are also Resident CIG meetings which are typically held monthly on weekends, at the Bradley Park pavilion. These meetings give the community an opportunity to socialize, discuss event ideas, ask questions, and housing and installation information. Many of the new community events, like Movies Nights, Karaoke, holiday parades, and Trivia Nights, stemmed from resident suggestions. Hosting meetings at the park allows families to attend, and often allows for resident grill master Unger to grill up some burgers!

The CIG plans and executes events with help from our residents. The CIG often partners with the Garrison and Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation when they would like to offer these events not just to those that live and work on post, but also for those who live in the surrounding communities.

“There is lots of planning underway with the Command, mayors, and our residents,” said Butler. “We are currently working with housing to add a dog park at Bradley Park, discussing ideas for community dinners, as well as reopening the theater.” For more information regarding the group and events, please contact the Housing Office at 831-386-2075.