community relations


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community relations

pl n
1. (Sociology) the particular state of affairs in an area where potentially conflicting ethnic, religious, cultural, political, or linguistic groups live together: community relations in this neighbourhood were strained before the riots.
2. (Sociology)
a. social engineering or mediating work with conflicting groups: he spent ten years in community relations.
b. (as modifier): a community-relations officer.

community relations

1. The relationship between military and civilian communities.
2. Those public affairs programs that address issues of interest to the general public, business, academia, veterans, Service organizations, military-related associations, and other non-news media entities. These programs are usually associated with the interaction between US military installations and their surrounding or nearby civilian communities. Interaction with overseas non-news media civilians in a wartime or contingency theater will be handled by civil-military operations with public affairs support as required. See also public affairs.
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13) From such a perspective, attributing the successful dominance of the community relations notion of reconciliation solely to the capacity of the British state to deny its culpability in the conflict is both simplistic and instrumentalist.
Over the next three decades he joined and founded an array of bodies to improve community relations, starting off with Northumbria Police.
Martin Fentress, in charge of the West Valley community relations department.
In this article, I will explain the process for creating a strategic plan that brings together all three dements: community relations, charitable giving and marketing.
For more information, contact Terri Potrako, director of community relations, at (610) 273-9333, fax (610) 273-4141, or visit www.
According to Ginny Haas, director of Community Relations, 13 families are participating in the initiative this year, up from nine in 2000 (the program was on hold last year, during dorm renovations).
What we have delivered across the two years has been truly amazing and was heralded by the UK General Manager as P&G community relations at its best.
She's made community relations one of her top priorities.
Among his many assignments while in the Army, Steward established and led the Army's Community Relations Branch in the Office of the Chief of Information, in Washington, DC, writing a manual that became the bible for Army public and community relations worldwide.
The LAPD - which, under Gates, pioneered the use of SWAT teams - invested a great deal in high-tech helicopters and very little in community relations.
Roberts return to the Giuliani Administration after serving, most recent, as Vice president of Government and Community Relations at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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