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Mayor's Veteran Advisory Council

The Mayor's Veteran Advisory Council was established in June 2009 with 16 members. Today there are over 95 members who sit on the Council. The purpose of this committee is to bring military members and veteran service organizations of the community together and to have a direct line to the Mayor on issues concerning veterans. The City of Tulsa Veterans Advisory Council is a recognized MyVA Community.

As the Council continues to grow, it has become even more vital to the community to share information, combine resources, and network to better serve the veterans in the city of Tulsa and the surrounding communities.

Special guests and dignitaries are invited to monthly meetings to educate the Council with information vital to the Veteran community, to the state, and to our military members. Topics, concerns and special guests differ from month to month.

Meetings: Meetings are held at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at the VFW Post 577, 1109 E. 6th St. (6th and Peoria), Tulsa, OK. Meetings run from 90 minutes to 2 hours long. The VFW Post 577 is now offering lunch to Council members for $5 starting at 1 p.m.

Advisory Council

Council Chair: Sandy Oxford, U.S. Navy, Retired, sandra.oxford@va.gov, (918) 628-2760

Members:

138th Fighter Wing Family Program
All Veterans Association - Kirk of the Hills
American Airlines and TWU #514 Veteran Committee Rep
American Legion - Tulsa Post and Broken Arrow Post
American Red Cross
American Veterans Motorcycle Club
Army OneSource
Blue Star Mothers - Chap 1, Tulsa and Chap 5, Broken Arrow
Career Confidence
Carry the Flame
Cherokee Nation Training Programs Rep
City of Tulsa Council members
City of Tulsa Liaison
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association
Community Care College
Community Food Bank - Veteran Outreach Rep
Community Service Council Veteran Liaison - Warrior Partnership of Eastern Oklahoma
Congressman Bridenstine Military Constituent
Congressman Markwayne Mullin Military Constituent
DAV - Tulsa, Claremore and Oklahoma City and State Chapters
Dress for Success
Equal Justice - Legal Aid Services for Veterans Only
Evergreen Hospice
Family Readiness Group - Air National Guard
Family Readiness Group - Army National Guard
Fleet Reserve Association
Forest of Peace Veterans Family Retreat
Forge of Honor
GI Wishes/Pets for Vets
Goodwill Industries
Gusher Newspaper - Editor
Help Hospitalized Veterans
Homeless Veteran Programs (VA and BRRX)
Hooves on the Ground
Humana
Kimberly Clark (Employer) Veteran Rep
Military Officers Association
Military OneSource
Military Order of the Purple Heart
National Association of Black Veterans
National Association of Mental Health (NAMI)
New Horizons Training Institute
Oklahoma and Arkansas Honor Flights
Oklahoma Center of Empowerment
Oklahoma Department of Veteran Affairs (ODVA)
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission/LVER and DVOP
Oklahoma National Guard Yellow Ribbon
Oklahoma State University Forensic Rep
Partners for Heroes
Pathway Therapeutic Riding Academy
Patriot Guard Motorcycle Riders
Project Veteran Assistance Claims Officer
Rebuilding Together Tulsa - Habitat Housing Program - Veteran Rep
Rivercross Hospice
Rolling Thunder
Rose Rock Hospice
Senator Inhofe Military Constituent
Senator Lankford Military Constituent
Silver Beavers - Retired Pilots Association
SOS Coffee Bunker
Survivor Outreach Program
Things We Read Organization
Ticket to Work/Social Security Representative
Tulsa Airport Rep - Military Lounge
Tulsa City/County Library
Tulsa Community College
Tulsa County Bar Association - Attorneys for Heroes
Tulsa Technology Center
Tulsa Technology Center OBAN
Tulsa University
Tulsa Vet Center
Tulsa Vet Center Staff
Union High School JRROTC Rep
US Marine Corps League
US Marine Corps/US Marine Reserves Reps
US Military History Museum
US Navy/US Navy Reserve Reps
USS Tulsa Commission Council Rep
VA Clergy Partnership
VA Homeless Program
VA Medical Center Director
VA Native American Minority Recruiter
VA OIF/OEF/OND Coordinators
VA Patient Advocates
VA Regional Director
VA Therapists
Veteran Day Parade Coordinators
Veteran Service Officers
Veteran Treatment Court
VFW Post #577
Vietnam Veterans of American -Chapter 524 and Chapter 216
Volunteers of American - Veteran HVRP Program
Women Veterans Organization
Workforce Oklahoma - Veteran Liaison/Workforce Tulsa
Wounded Warrior Freedom Boat


These are just some of the many Veteran service organizations that attend the monthly meetings. Organizations that offer services to Veterans are invited to join the group.

Contact Sandra Oxford for more information at sandra.oxford@va.gov or phone (918) 628-2760.