More than a dozen nonprofit organizations have formed the California Defense Communities Alliance (CDCA). CDCA held its inaugural meeting Tuesday in Sacramento.
The new alliance includes groups with the shared mission of supporting DOD presence throughout California while advocating on behalf of active duty and veterans in their communities, according to a press release.
“The establishment of the CDCA gives the Governor’s Military Council a single place to coordinate statewide efforts aimed at protecting and growing California’s military infrastructure,” said Rocky Chavez, chair of the Governor’s Military Council. “Keeping California as the best military state is important to the California economy and to our nation’s defense.”
Members will work together to “advance collaboration and communication among the military, elected officials, and other community leaders to enhance statewide understanding of the many contributions defense organizations make to California and our nation,” according to the charter.