With nearly 200,000 veterans estimated to be living in New York City, the role of the city’s government is crucial to the implementation and development of benefits and services that directly improve the lives of veterans and their families. Additionally, with new leadership at the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) and an emerging drive to establish a new city department specifically for veterans’ affairs, New York City is in a unique position to become a municipal leader on veterans’ issues.
In October 2014, as the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, provided the Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, retired Brig. Gen. Loree Sutton, with a set of policy recommendations as a means to develop a comprehensive policy plan for New York City and its veterans.
Those recommendations can be found here.