Dallas Mayor Announces Veterans Affairs Commission

DALLAS (WBAP/KLIF) – During a Veterans Day ceremony outside City Hall on Wednesday, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson announced plans for the first Veterans Affairs Commission in the City of Dallas.

“The Veterans Affairs Commission can help the City Council properly assess veterans’ needs,” said Mayor Johnson. “And the commission can serve as a contact point for veterans who need help navigating city government and services.”

Johnson said the accesses to resources for veterans is important because Dallas is home to nearly 43,000 veterans.

“That means Dallas has more veterans than the entire populations of some neighboring towns here in North Texas,” Mayor Johnson said.

Currently, Dallas plays a major role in the lives of veterans throughout the North Texas region. The City of Dallas has a veterans treatment court. Southern Dallas is home to the Dallas VA Medical Center. According to the Mayor, city government employs more than 1,000 veterans.

With proper programs, job training, and guidance, Mayor Johnson believes Dallas can help its veterans lead the kind of lives they have fought for the rest of us to have.

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