With so many veterans and their families in our eight-county area, we have the opportunity to serve a population that is more used to giving than receiving. Veterans and military families face unique personal hardships, service related health issues, unemployment and homelessness.
The collective knowledge of the many organizations in our area who serve veterans is invaluable. Pooling that knowledge and resources presents an opportunity for the Task Force to identify the top Veterans and Military Family issues, make informed decisions, and develop real solutions that all stakeholders play a part in.
Partnerships and coordinated services will be key to achieving the Task Force goals. The organizations who assist veterans and military families know best what the challenges and obstacles are. But the help of the community as a whole is needed to address the issues facing our veterans, whether it’s reintegration after deployment, job training and employment, health services, affordable housing or substance abuse.
Stakeholders Inc. Town Hall to Help Vets
Interactive Session with Movers
& Shakers for Vets’ Causes
Please join business and nonprofit leaders, government officials, Higher Education representatives and veterans’ advocates for a “Town Hall style” forum to improve the lives of veterans and their families. Stakeholders Inc.’s Second Town Hall on Veterans and Military Families will provide brisk dialogue; inspirational stories and best practices for this cause.
Cory Bazinet, Account Executive, Berkshire Bank, US Army 2001-2005 Veteran
Kevin Burns, Commercial Leader, GE Power and Water, US Army Veteran, Captain, Aviation
Kevin Hicks, Retired US Army Colonel
Catherine M. Hedgeman, Esq., Stakeholders CEO, Law Office of Catherine M. Hedgeman, PLLC
Moderated by: Mark Grimm, Mark Grimm Communications
The Panelists will lead a discussion about the Veteran Integration Experience. Expect personal reintegration stories of three veterans and the contributions they are making at work and in their community. Participants will learn how the community can play a deeper role in supporting the reintegration process. Audience participation will be vital.
8:30 am – Noon, Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Excelsior College, Albany, NY
Visit www.stakeholders.org to learn more and register.
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