Military Relations

The MRC Lunch


The Manhattan Military Relations Committee, a subset of the MACC Economic Development Division, focuses on building and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships, facilitating communications, and coordinating activities among the Manhattan Community and Fort Riley. The MRC Lunch is the premiere monthly  networking event between Fort Riley active duty soldiers, their family members, civilian employees and the Manhattan community.


Luncheons


The MRC Lunch is held the first Wednesday of the month at various locations in Manhattan. 11:15 a.m. registration table opens; Lunch program ends at 1:00 p.m. sharp. Cost: $20.

Please RSVP


RSVP Janet Nichols

2021 dates and speakers


February 3 Speaker: COL Anne Kang
Deputy Commander; Irwin Army Community Hospital
Location: Virtual
March 3 Speaker: 
Location: Four Points by Sheraton
April 7
Speaker: 

Location: Hilton Garden Inn
May 5 Speaker:
Location: Four Points by Sheraton
June 9
Victory Week Lunch
Speaker: 
Location: Riley's Community Center


Steering Committee members 

  • Leslie Alford, Chair
  • Christine Benne
  • Nathan Brooks
  • Brian Fuemmeler
  • Diane Gaede 
  • Dr. Curtis Hayden
  • Todd Holmberg
  • Rich Jankovich
  • Mike Shilling
  • William Turner
  • Linda Weis
  • Fred Willich
Mission

 
The Manhattan MRC mission is to plan, coordinate and execute programming and activities that will strengthen the relationship between Manhattan and Fort Riley, and bring about a heightened awareness of community's mutual importance. 

The Manhattan MRC commitment is to support soldiers, their families, and area veterans, and showcase a military-inclusive community where we encourage military service members to call Manhattan home. 
Speaker: Dr. Art DeGroat
Location: Four Points by Sheraton