500 Market St # 200
Santa Fe, NM 87501
VETERAN’S ADVISORY BOARD
Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice.
In recognition of the service of veterans and in an effort to meet the needs of veterans in this community, the Santa Fe City Council by unanimous vote approved resolution 2015-18 to create a Veterans’ Advisory Board to advise the Governing Body on veteran affairs and streamline Santa Fe’s veteran services.
About: Citing unemployment, underemployment, aging, homelessness, and the difficulty of accessing the range of services available in the Santa Fe community, the Council voted unanimously to create an advisory board to “address matters affecting veterans, propose solutions to alleviate or address the needs of local veterans and recognize the contributions local veterans have made.”
The Veterans’ Advisory Board will: make recommendations on the use of funding; streamline transition services for recently discharged veterans; serve as a clearinghouse for physical and behavioral health services, housing, and financial benefit programs available for veterans; recommend local services to supplement federal and state benefits; work with local non-profits, the State of New Mexico, and the Santa Fe Resources Opportunity Center to streamline provision of services in Santa Fe; and, recognize and honor the accomplishments of local veterans.
The board consists of nine residents of Santa Fe County appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Governing Body. At least three members must be veterans or immediate family members of veterans.
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at 500 Market Station, Suite 200 (City Railyard Offices).
Julie Sanchez, Division Director/Temp Board Liaison
Youth and Family Services Division
(505) 955-6678 firstname.lastname@example.org