Dykema launches MetroWest Veterans Consortium


Dykema launches MetroWest Veterans Consortium
State Rep. Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston (fifth from left, standing) with members of the new MetroWest Veterans Consortium.

Southborough – State Rep. Carolyn Dykema, D-Holliston, recently joined veterans and fellow legislators across the MetroWest region to launch the MetroWest Veterans Consortium.

“I am glad to join with veteran service officers and leaders of organizations that serve veterans to collaborate on a regional basis to share great ideas from the town level and to share information about the benefits available here in Massachusetts that are among the best, if not the best, in the nation,” said Dykema. “This idea came from a small meeting with local veterans and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to bring together these stakeholders to ensure that veterans have the ability to access the services they have earned.”

The aim of this Consortium is to provide local veterans” advocates with up-to-date information about veterans” services, encourage dissemination of this information in the 19 member communities, and allow local veterans to bring issues of concern to the attention of legislators. Westborough and neighboring communities of Northborough, Southborough and Hopkinton are among the towns in the Consortium.

At this inaugural meeting, members were joined by the Coleman Nee, secretary of veterans” affairs in Massachusetts and several members of his staff who gave a brief presentation on their initiatives to strengthen operations and service delivery to veterans and their families.

To find out more about the MetroWest Veterans Consortium, please call 617-722-2210.


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