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News Release
Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs Advisory Committee to Hold In-Person Meeting in Grand Ronde - 09/01/22

The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will be held in person Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Spirit Mountain Casino, in the Kalapuya B conference room. Spirit Mountain is located at 27100 SW Salmon River Highway in Grand Ronde.

The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. It is the committee’s first in-person meeting since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon in March 2020.

The committee is made up of veterans appointed by the governor to provide counsel on veteran issues and represent veteran concerns across Oregon. Its nine members serve in a vital advisory role to the director and staff of the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs.

The committee meets quarterly in various locations across the state. The public is invited to attend.

The meeting agenda, along with ODVA's Report to the Advisory Committee for September 2022, are available to the public here: https://issuu.com/odva/docs/september_ac_report_w_agenda

More information is available online at www.oregon.gov/odva/Pages/advisory.aspx, or to contact the Advisory Committee, please email vaac@odva.state.or.us.

Town Hall:

The business meeting will be followed by a town hall in which attendees will be invited to ask questions of the committee and director. This time is set aside for individuals to bring up broader veteran community issues. Members of the community are also invited to submit written public comments to the committee by email to vaac@odva.state.or.us.

Established in 1945, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs is dedicated to serving Oregon’s diverse veteran community that spans five eras of service members. ODVA administers programs and provides special advocacy and assistance in accessing earned veteran benefits across the state. Learn about veteran benefits and services, or locate a local county or tribal veteran service office online at https://oregon.gov/odva.


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