On December 8, 2016 the DAV of MN and Chapter 13 partnered up for a town hall event in Cohasset.
This was an excellent event where local Veterans got the opportunity to discuss state issues with their legislators. In attendance were the newly elected State Senator and both Representatives for District 5. This was a great opportunity for these new legislators to transition from campaigning to governing.
The local chapter did a great job securing an excellent venue at the community center and supplied a free meal to all Veterans and family members in attendance. Even with some rough weather we had 50 Veterans in attendance.
There was an active conversation about the DAV of MN’s legislative priorities for the upcoming session. After those were presented each legislator had an opportunity to introduce themselves and discuss their legislative priorities for Veterans. We then transitioned into the Q&A session where the local Veterans were able to ask questions and express their concerns.
This was the 4th such town hall and the events continue to be a major success for the chapters who host these. The hosting chapter works closely with Legislative Chairman, Trent Dilks to coordinate the event. Trent takes care of contacting legislators, invites, promotional fliers and conducting the town hall. The hosting chapter is responsible for venue, meal/refreshments and getting the word out to the local Veteran’s community.
If any chapter is interested in more information about hosting an event like this please contact Trent: 651-788-3186 or Trent@davmn.org