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File #: ID-4510    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/11/2022 In control: County Legislature
On agenda: 4/21/2022 Final action: 4/21/2022
Enactment date: 4/21/2022 Enactment #: 167-22
Title: In support of efforts to expand Veterans Services
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In support of efforts to expand Veterans Services
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RESOLUTION INTODUCED BY THE VETERANS COMMITTEE IN SUPPORT OF EFFORTS TO EXPAND VETERANS SERVICES AND INCREASE THE COORDINATION AND SHARING OF INFORMATION BETWEEN THE FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL VETERANS AGENCIES

WHEREAS, Sullivan County officials, many of whom have served in the military, have great respect, admiration, and the utmost gratitude for all of the men and women who have selflessly served their country and this community in the Armed Forces; and

WHEREAS, Sullivan County supports our military veterans in a variety of ways, including through its veteran affairs office that provides direct services to those that have sacrificed so much; and

WHEREAS, there are an array of supportive services and programs for veterans provided by the U.S. Department of Defense ("DOD"), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA"), the State Division of Military Affairs, and County Veteran Services Agency; and

WHEREAS, despite the multiple layers of services, there is a lack of coordination and information-sharing between these intergovernmental partners, which inhibits the outreach by County Veteran Service Officers to new veterans, exacerbating the challenges associated with the transition to civilian life; and

WHEREAS, Sullivan County firmly believes that by elevating the NYS Division of Veterans Service to the departmental level the coordination among the intergovernmental partners would be greatly enhanced.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Sullivan County Legislature applauds Governor Kathy Hochul for her budget proposals to expand the veterans' tax credit, increase funding f...

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