Tempe Veterans Commission

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The Tempe Veterans Commission:

  • advises the Mayor and City Council and assists City departments on veteran programs, policies, and practices designed to improve the quality of life for veterans in Tempe;
  • educates the community on the status of veterans’ rights, needs, and contributions to the community; and,
  • recommends ways to strengthen existing services for veterans while pursuing the creation of new program and service opportunities. 

In addition, the Commission develops and promotes benchmarks, as outlined by the Arizona Coalition for Military Families for assisting the City of Tempe and its business community earn recognition as “Arizona Veteran Supportive Employers”; assists in creating and supporting a community connection point to inform, guide, and direct military veterans seeking personal and professional enhancement services that may include education, mentoring, workforce support, and health and wellness; and advises on supportive affordable housing projects for veteran families. 

The Tempe Veterans Commission consists of 11 members, appointed for terms of three (3) years, who represent each of the following existing United States military and veteran service areas: 

  • Arizona Coalition of Military Families or designee;
  • Arizona Department of Veterans Services or designee;
  • Pat Tillman Veterans Center at Arizona State University or designee;
  • East Valley Veterans Education Center or designee;
  • Veteran supportive service organization;
  • Veteran health and wellness organization;
  • Veteran housing advocacy and assistance;
  • At-large veteran who is a Tempe resident;
  • At-large veteran who is a Tempe resident;
  • At-large Tempe veteran or resident, or employed in Tempe; and,
  • At-large Tempe veteran or resident, or employed in Tempe.

The Tempe Veterans Commission typically meets on a Tuesday each month at 6 p.m., in the East Valley Veterans Education Center, 3320 S. Price Rd., Tempe, or the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd., Tempe.  To verify the meeting location, please view the meeting agenda.  (Tempe City Code, Chapter 2, Article V, Division 20)  

View the current membership roster (PDF)

Apply to serve on the Tempe Veterans Commission