Mayor Johnson discusses establishing a new Veterans Affairs Commission


Special to The Dallas Examiner


Mayor Eric Johnson announced a proposal to create a Veterans Affairs Commission to help address issues facing former service members in the city during the Nov. 11 Dallas City Council Meeting.

Johnson has asked the City Council’s Workforce, Education and Equity Committee Chairman Casey Thomas to work on an ordinance that would establish the new commission. The mayor envisioned a commission that would help the city better serve the nearly 43,000 veterans who call Dallas home.

“Dallas should endeavor to become the best city for veterans in the country,” Johnson said. “I believe a Veterans Affairs Commission can help our city focus on the unique challenges that our veterans face every day. With guidance from our future commissioners, we can work with local, state and federal partners to establish programs, job training and services needed to prepare Dallas veterans for a long and

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