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Mayor de Blasio Announces New Department of Veterans' Services
April 8, 2016

NEW YORK–– Mayor de Blasio today announced the official creation of the Department of Veterans’ Services. The announcement marks 120 days after the Mayor signed Local Law 113 creating the first City agency dedicated to serving veterans and their families.

“We owe so much to the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women, and their families, who selflessly stood up to defend our freedom and to those who continue to serve in harm’s way. In creating the Department of Veterans’ Services, we are fulfilling our moral obligation to honor, respect and serve those who have served us and now deserve access to all the services and support they need to return to civilian life,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Mayor de Blasio said, “Commissioner Sutton has been an exceptional leader for the Mayor’s Office of Veterans' Affairs, and I look forward to working with her as we today create and continue to build this City’s Department of Veterans' Services. I want to thank City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Eric Ulrich, the entire City Council, and the tireless veterans’ community for their advocacy community for their support in supporting the creation of this department for our city’s brave veterans and their families.”

“Our veterans deserve to be treated with the love and respect that they have shown to this country and all of us who benefit from their service,” said Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery. “When Mayor de Blasio signed legislation creating the Department of Veterans’ Services, I felt proud to belong to an Administration that puts our veterans first. We owe these men and women, and I look forward to working with this new City agency to improve upon the support we provide to them.”

“Under the bold leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio, I am extraordinarily proud to continue serving veterans and their families in the City of New York, now as the Commissioner of the new Department of Veterans’ Services. On this special day, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Eric Ulrich, the City Council, and the city’s stalwart and unwavering veteran advocates, who have all joined with this administration to make this department possible,” said Department of Veterans’ Services Commissioner Loree Sutton. “Today’s historic milestone marks the start of an exciting new chapter towards reaching full DVS operational capacity. Truly, New York City is poised to lead the way in honoring, respecting and supporting the service of those intrepid souls, veterans and their families, who have served on our behalf and continue to serve as our city’s leading natural renewable resource. There simply is no greater privilege.”

News

Veteran Advisory Board meeting Thursday, June 16th at 5:30 PM at Staten Island Borough Hall.

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Public Notice:

Veteran Advisory Board meeting Thursday, June 16th at 5:30 PM at Staten Island Borough Hall.

 

For more information please contact  DVS at (212) 416-5250 or movacommish@cityhall.nyc.gov.