UTICA, N.Y. -- Representative Anthony Brindisi has partnered with local veterans to develop a plan to better serve the 50,000 veterans in the 22nd Congressional District.
Brindisi spoke at the American Legion Post 229 in Utica about his new Veteran’s Advisory Council.
The council is made up of veteran’s service officers, family members and caregivers to veterans.
He says the council is a way to ensure that all veterans in this region have the resources, support and care that they need.
The council is working to give veterans access to better health care, jobs, education and community services. Brindisi says having a conversation is the first step towards helping veterans.
“We have a good robust discussion about transitioning from military life to civilian life and what kind of services and organizations are out there to try and help assist veterans with that transition we have a lot of wonderful veteran service organizations in our region sometimes it's just making sure that they that the veteran can be connected to those services,” said Brindisi.
The council will have ongoing discussions to continue to improve ways to support veterans.