ODVA Veterans Advisory Committee Meeting to Be Held In-Person and Virtually on June 5

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The next meeting of the Veterans Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) will be held virtually and in-person on Wednesday, June 5, in the auditorium on the first floor of ODVA’s main office building, located at 700 Summer Street NE in Salem. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by a town hall meeting at 11 a.m., which is open to the public.

Established in 1945, the Veteran Advisory Committee holds a distinct and fundamental role in advising the director and staff of ODVA. The nine members of the Veteran Advisory Committee are military veterans from all corners of the state, appointed by the governor to serve and act as advocates for veteran issues and veteran concerns across Oregon. The Advisory Committee meets quarterly across the state and virtually on the first Wednesday of March, June, September and December.

Following every quarterly business meeting, the committee holds a town hall inviting the public to raise questions or concerns about broad veteran issues or to share information with the committee and agency director.

Members of the community are also invited to inquire about scheduling up to 10 minutes of time to present veteran-related information during the townhall to the committee. Written public comment is also accepted and will be shared with the committee. To engage in this process, please email  odva_vaac@odva.oregon.gov.

REGISTER TO ATTEND VIRTUALLY
Those who wish to attend the meeting virtually should register at https://events.gcc.teams.microsoft.com/event/5ea30d4e-2026-460a-b7db-dd6b55f96bb0@aa3f6932-fa7c-47b4-a0ce-a598cad161cf. Attendees will be able to view the business portion of the meeting and may participate during the town hall portion if they wish. Participants will be invited to turn on their camera and unmute mics during a recorded meeting that will be posted online later.

Information about the Veteran Advisory Committee and meeting materials can be found online at www.oregon.gov/odva/Connect/Pages/Advisory-Committee.aspx.

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