Military and veteran community stakeholder summit in Yuma

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WHAT: The Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and Arizona Coalition for Military Families, in partnership with Arizona PBS, invite members of the media to attend a stakeholder meeting and luncheon hosted by the directors.

The purpose of the meeting is to gather input from Yuma County stakeholders on the needs, trends, challenges and successes of those who serve the military, veteran and family population and how current statewide and regional initiatives connect to and support the work of the Yuma community to serve all those who serve.


WHO: • Col. (Ret.) Wanda Wright, director of Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services  •Thomas Winkel, director of Arizona Coalition for Military Families

WHERE: Yuma Main Library – Meeting Room A 2951 S. 21st Dr.

Yuma, AZ 85364

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


This effort is funded in part by the Office of the Governor, the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith & Family and Cisco. Special thanks to APS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Albertsons Safeway Foundation for supporting this media partnership and event.

Media Contact:  Colleen O’Donnell Pierce
[email protected]
(602) 496-0579
(602) 478-3867 (cell)

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