Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) Director of Facilities Planning, Rick Harrison, was honored by the FMERA Board for his years of service upon the announcement of his retirement at its August 2nd meeting. Rick has announced his retirement, effective September 1, after over a decade of service, first with the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority (FMERPA) and now with FMERA. Rick has been instrumental in developing outstanding working relationships with the Boroughs of Tinton Falls, Eatontown and Oceanport, and the County of Monmouth, as well as with the local utility companies and others. In addition, Rick is the Fort’s history expert, with his knowledge about past missions here, and many of the heroes who have graced the grounds and buildings of Fort Monmouth.
Rick was a key participant in the development of the Fort Monmouth Reuse and Redevelopment Plan and organized many of the dozens of meetings with the local community and stakeholders during the creation of the Plan. He was also an important contributor to the Homeless Assistance Submission in 2008 that was presented to the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Army as required by the federal Base Realignment and Closure law.
For over 10 years Rick has been devoted to assisting FMERPA and FMERA achieve their objectives. He has been a tireless advocate of FMERA’s mission, and in finding ways to resolve the many operating issues that FMERA has faced. The working relationships that Rick has forged with our many stakeholders and partners are golden, and are based on his integrity, strength of character, and absolute willingness to help.
FMERA and the Board recognize and thank Rick for his outstanding efforts to move the revitalization of Fort Monmouth forward!