The Wyoming Veterans Commission’s mission is to develop, enhance and promote programs, services and benefits for Wyoming veterans and their families, through outreach, education, communication and legislation. Working in partnership with the Wyoming state government, the Wyoming Military Department, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, and Veterans Service Organizations, the commission strives to improve the quality of life of every Wyoming veteran.
The Commission was founded in 1981 for the purpose of receiving federal funding to establish the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery, in Evansville. The Wyoming Veterans Commission has 12 Governor-appointed commissioners who serve for staggered terms from the various Wyoming Judicial Districts.
The WVC will hold its next quarterly commission meeting on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m., in the Joint Forces Readiness Center, Wyoming Veterans Commission Conference Room, 5800 Central Ave., in Cheyenne. For more information, call the commission at 307-777-8152. The meeting is being held the same day commissioners will be at the Wyoming State Legislature for the annual Military/Veteran Day at the Legislature.
The Wyoming Veterans Commission along with the Department of Health are holding public meetings to discuss veterans skilled nursing and accept public comment regarding establishing a veterans skilled nursing facility in Wyoming, the availability of nursing home beds in the state and the demand by veterans for a skilled nursing facility in Wyoming. The Commission is also working on a memorial to all Wyoming veterans who have died in service to our state and nation and their families.