Tuesday - Will be attending the Melrose Veterans Advisory Board monthly meeting. Topics include preparations for the Melrose Veteran Town Hall on Tuesday, April 21st, beginning the Memorial Day Parade planning and finalizing the FY2016 veteran services budget recommendation.
Wednesday - Will be attending the Wakefield Veterans Advisory Board monthly meeting. Topics include the Civil War Monument Restoration project, reporting on the outcome of the Veteran Relief Fund fundraising effort and beginning Memorial Day planning.
Sunday - Attending the Melrose Veterans Memory Project Spring Fling Dinner Fundraiser. All proceeds benefit NEADS and Dogs on Deployment. Excited to see the first major presentation of the high school group’s efforts to document and highlight Melrose veteran history.
Veteran Mobile Food Market - Continuing to sign up Melrose, Wakefield and Saugus veterans and their families for monthly fresh food delivery. Next distribution date is April 1, 2015 in all towns.
Memorial Day 2015 - Supporting three parades, several veteran flagging events and great school/community events geared toward honoring fallen veterans across the district.
Historical Documentation - As the snow continues to melt, we will focus heavily on increasing our inventory of documented monuments across the district to include working towards a final restoration plan for major monuments in all three communities.
FY 2016 Budget - As we move into the final quarter of the FY2015 budget, we will continue to present the coming year’s budget recommendations in preparation for two town meetings and one city budget process.