The California Interagency Council on Veterans is Seeking Government and Community Partners

Sacramento, CA - The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) is seeking partners to help the California Interagency Council (the Council) on Veterans improve the coordination of veterans services across governmental and private sectors. The Council is tasked with identifying and prioritizing the needs of California’s veterans and to coordinate the activities at all levels of government in addressing those needs.

“The first and immediate step is to organize this council’s membership and it’s community partners,” said CalVet Secretary Peter Gravett. “We need not reinvent the wheel in this process; instead we need to be able to break down silos and direct veterans to existing resources in an efficient manner.”

To ensure that the council is successful, CalVet requests that representatives from local government, charitable organizations, private healthcare and any other organizations that work with veterans contact the department if they are interested in an active role with the Council. Membership is limited but the department is seeking the input of organizations with demonstrated success delivering services to California’s veterans.

Executive Order B-9-11 directs the Secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs to establish the Council and work to immediately prioritize the needs of California’s 2 million veterans, with a focus on streamlining the way services are delivered.

To be a partner in the Council’s effort, please email CalVet at PAO@CALVET.CA.GOV, with the name of your organization, background and contact information.