A audit shows the funding stream for the FDRLO (we assume you are an insider and know what the letters mean) is drying up. The organization organizes lobbying to keep Fort Drum open and growing.
You don't say it's not needed as that's just not done and besides if it seeks to ensures continuance of the economic engine that is Fort Drum, the money is a small investment.
I don't know if all communities adjacent to posts have such a publicly supported entity. They all have Chambers of Commerce and elected representitives,
Promotional videos and rallies. Do we need more ? I honestly don't know. SLEOC used to be a touchstone until it wasn't.