Military Relations

Regular meetings

Military Relations Committee (MRC) holds monthly lunch meetings first Wednesday of each month at different venues. These meetings are open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend.


Social time before lunch; 11:30 a.m. buffet/meal. Noon program. Cost: $15.

Please RSVP

RSVP Janet Nichols (785-776-8829).

2017 dates and speakers

Month Details
Nov. 1 Speaker: Dr. Robert Smith, Director Fort Riley Museums
Location: Hilton Garden Inn
Dec. 6
Speaker: Matt Enoch, Community Program Coordinator,
MWR Community Recreation Division, Fort Riley
Location: Holiday Inn at the Campus

Steering Committee members 

  • Rich Jankovich, Chairman
  • Christine Benne
  • Diane Gaede
  • Todd Holmberg
  • Dr. Curtis Hayden
  • Briana Nelson Goff, PhD
  • Paul Oehm
  • Loren Pepperd
  • Mike Shilling
  • Linda Weis
  • Dick Wertzberger
  • Fred Willich

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. 

MRC commitment is to support soldiers and families, and showcase a military-inclusive community where we encourage military service members to call Manhattan home. We hope to show active and retired military the Greater Fort Riley Community is not just another duty station, but the place you never knew you couldn't live without!