Town Council Creates New Veterans Service Commission
NORTH BRANFORD – The North Branford Town Council voted unanimously in favor of a new ordinance creating a Veterans Service Commission at their last meeting October 17th. The new Commission will create, oversee, and support events commemorating Veterans in our community and their service to our nation, including but not limited to Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Patriot Day (September 11th), and initiate a Purple Heart Community designation for the town, and create a North Branford Veterans Hall of Fame.
The new Commission will be composed of five members and three alternates appointed by the Town Council. Members must be veterans of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States or have a veteran in their immediate family (parent, spouse, child).
“Our veterans are an honored and vital part of our community here in North Branford, and this Commission gives us the ability to focus on their proper recognition,” said Mayor Jeff Macmillen. “We know that this town is proud of and strongly supports our veteran residents who served and sacrificed for our freedom. This new Commission will provide us an organized avenue to focus on public recognitions that we as a town should be making, and I look forward to seeing this Committee get off the ground and get to work.”
“Our veterans are responsible for the freedom we enjoy today, and locally we should be doing more to recognize what they have given us,” said Deputy Mayor Thomas Zampano. “The new Commission will give us the opportunity to make lasting town-wide recognitions of our veteran community going forward.”
Those interested in seeking appointment to the new Commission should submit a letter of interest and optional CV to the Town Manager’s office at email@example.com for consideration by the Town Council.
Notice is hereby given of the enactment of Ordinance #267 (Council #2023-6) entitled “Veterans Service Commission”.
A copy of the entire ordinance is available in the Town Clerk’s Office or on the town website. The following is a summary of the adopted ordinance for informational purposes:
The purpose of the ordinance is to create a Veterans Service Commission to provide support and recognition of the local veteran community. The commission shall consist of five regular members and three alternate members. All members shall be a veteran from a branch of the United States Armed Forces or an immediate family member of a veteran from a branch of the United States Armed Forces.
I hereby certify that the above is a true and exact copy of a summary of the ordinance passed by the Town Council of the Town of North Branford on October 17, 2023 in accordance with Section C4-6 of the North Branford Town Charter.
Effective date: This ordinance shall become effective twenty-one days after publication, to wit: November 16, 2023
Lisa A. Valenti, MMC
North Branford Town Clerk
Publication date: October 26, 2023