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j_cdc_2017a_2016-12-20t09:02:24z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 12/20/2016

Location: LSB B


Department of Military and Veterans Affairs


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09:02 AM -- Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

The committee was called to order. A quorum was present. Major General H. Michael Edwards, Adjutant General of Colorado, and Mickey Hunt, Deputy Executive Director, both representing the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), presented one FY 2017-18 capital budget request: Grand Junction Veterans One-Stop Remodel. Committee members received a handout about the project from the department (Attachment A). Mr. Hunt discussed veterans services that would be offered at the vacant National Guard armory if the project is approved. Mr. Hunt responded to committee questions regarding the committee's recent visit to the vacant armory, current access to veterans services in the Grand Junction area, and potential cost share agreements with other organizations to provide veterans services. Mr. Hunt also discussed a potential pastorship with the local Veterans Administration hospital.

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09:14 AM

Mr. Hunt responded to additional committee questions regarding potential cost savings created by the project, the department's recent controlled maintenance efforts, and commitments from non-profit organizations to be housed at the armory. Mr. Hunt discussed other potential programs that could be offered at the armory, including urban gardening.