Military Veterans Commission invites active duty, veterans to meeting



The city of Phoenix Military Veterans Commission will meet for the first time at a veterans service organization as part of its outreach to veterans, military members, military families and military spouses.

All veterans, military members and military family communities are invited to attend the public commission meeting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, at American Legion Post 41 at 715 S. Second Ave. in Phoenix.

A presentation of the commissions past and current projects will be made, including a presentation of the Department of Veterans Affairs VECI, Veterans Economic Communities Initative. The city of Phoenix is one of the first American cities joining with VECI as part of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s initiative to increase jobs for veterans and transitioning military memebers, according to a press release.

Those attending this public meeting will be able to ask questions or offer input on how the commission can better serve Phoenix’s veteran and military family members.

Future commission meetings will be held at locations around the city to provide for greater access and input. Members of the commission are volunteers appointed by the mayor and council. The commission provides advice and support to the mayor, council and city staff on matters concerning veterans, military members and military families and spouses, the release stated.

Attendance and input is valuable and sought. For additional information contact Tara Gonzales at 602-262-4449.

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