Military Affairs Council
Our mission is to plan, coordinate, and execute programs and activities that strengthen the relationship between Salina and the military members working, training, and living here. The goal is to bring a heightened awareness of one community's importance to the others. We commit to support soldiers, airmen, and their families during both deployment hardships and homecoming joy. In doing so, we demonstrate to active guard, reserve, retirees, and military families that Salina is not just a duty station, but a place to call home.
The Salina Military Affairs Council (MAC) was established in 2009 to provide a community-wide coordinating council between several military organizations and the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce. Working together, the organizations focus on building a healthy economy and improving the quality of life for both the military and community.
The council is comprised of twenty members who meet the third Tuesday of each month. Although these meetings are reserved for council members, the community is invited to attend the Quarterly luncheons. If you are interested in serving on the Military Affairs Council as either a Chair or Member in 2012, or would like to nominate someone, then please print and complete the Expression of Interest/Nomination Form below.
Description of Council member position: 1-2 year term. Coordinate and Participate in events, programs, and activities that fulfill the mission statement above.
Description of Chair and Vice Chair Position: 1 year term. The Chair and MAC council shall be responsible for residing over meetings of the MAC Council and subcommittees as necessary. The Vice Chairs shall assist the Chair, as requested by the Chair, and serve the capacities listed above in the absence of the Chair. Both positions are expected to support events, program, and activities performed by the council and also meet with the subcommittees on a regular basis.
Subcommittees: The following subcommittees are open to community participation; Commanders, Events, PR/Social Media and Family Support and Resources. If you are interested in a position on one or more of these committees please complete the Subcommittee Expression of Interest form below.
Council Expression of Interest/Nomination Form
Subcommittee Expression of Interest Form
The Commanders Club is a paid membership that includes numerous benefits for both individuals and businesses; champagne brunch, golfing, wine tasting, a polo shirt, V.I.P seating at MAC events, networking and marketing opportunities for your business.
Corporate membership $250, individual $150
Membership Benefits List
The Quarterly Luncheons provide the community with an opportunity listen to a notable guest speaker from the military community and to learn more about the Military Affairs. These luncheons provide an excellent networking opportunity.
A steadying influence on the Salina economy has been the increased presence of the military. In 2009, the total impact of Salina area military functions to the Kansas economy was $5,100,000. There are over 1500 direct and indirect jobs related to the military in Salina, with combined earnings in excess of $35,100,000. The Smoky Hill Air National Guard alone has a $323,000 tax and fiscal impact with a total output of $4.6 million. Over 1,100 Salina/Saline County military retirees receive over $22,700,000 in retired military pension payments.
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