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. (Tempe City Code, Chapter 2, Article V, Division 20)

Apply to serve on the Veterans Commission

Commission Scope and Duties

The Veterans 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. 
Commission Composition

The Veterans Commission consists of 11 members, appointed for terms of 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.
Commission Meetings

The Veterans Commission typically meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., in the Military and Veteran Success 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.  

Agendas and Minutes

To view the agendas for upcoming meetings, please see below.  To view agendas and minutes from past meetings, select "All Past".