Alaska Veterans Advisory Council
The Alaska Veterans Advisory Council consists of 13 members appointed by the governor. One or more persons appointed to the council will be from a veterans organization, one or more persons from a state agency that manages programs affecting veterans, and one or more persons from the general public who are familiar with veterans issues.
The Alaska Veterans Advisory Council’s mission is to address the needs and concerns of all of Alaska’s veterans, their dependents and survivors and improve recognition of Alaska’s veterans.
The Council carries out its mission by making prioritized recommendations on suggested, existing or pending state legislation, regulations, administration policy, and the budget to ensure the delivery of needed state and federal veterans’ entitlements, benefits and services.
The council advises the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and, through the governor, other departments and agencies of the state on matters concerning state veterans, their dependents, and their survivors. The council annually meets with and makes recommendations to the governor and the Department concerning the needs of and benefits for the state's veterans, for developing public and private partnerships to meet those needs, for providing information regarding veterans benefits and services, for improving recognition of state veterans, and on other matters.
The Council is dedicated to the concerns of the Alaska veterans community as a whole, and does not act on behalf of individual veterans concerns.
Email the Alaska Veterans Advisory Council, or call the Office of Veterans Affairs
(907) 334-0874 or toll free (888) 248-3682