Mayor Appointed to U.S. Conference of Mayors

Mayor Kathy Taylor is appointed co-chair of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Community/Military Relations Task Force.
Miami Mayor Manuel Diaz, the U.S. Conference of Mayors president, announced Taylor’s appointment.
Taylor takes a seat on the task force because of a vacancy created by Anchorage, mayor Mark Begich being elected in November to the U.S. Senate. The task force was created in 2007 to examine issues surrounding returning veterans and their needs.
The Tulsa Mayor’s office has created multiple programs and initiatives to benefit veterans and active-duty military personnel and their families since taking office in 2006.
Shortly after taking office Mayor Taylor hired a veterans affairs liaison and created the Veterans Advisory Council to help improve services to Tulsa-area veterans.
Last year the mayor’s office teamed with Tulsa International Airport and private contributors to create a Military and Veterans Resource Lounge at the airport equipped with Internet computers, phones and offering information on resources for veterans and military personnel.
Earlier this month the mayor joined local justice officials and representatives of the Veterans Administration to launch Veterans Treatment Court in Tulsa County. It is a specialized docket in the Tulsa County District Court’s Drug Court which can provide treatment and referrals to veterans who enter the justice system because of substance abuse problems.
Earlier this year the mayor’s office partnered with the Community Service Council of Greater Tulsa and the 2-1-1 help line to create the Help on the Home Front program which offers a consolidated source of information for returning veterans and their families.

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