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Portland, Oregon

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Veterans Empowerment Team (VET)

  • 2016 Veterians Parade 2016 Vet Gropup Photo

  • City of Portland Veterans Celebrating Veterans Day 2015

  • City of Portland veterans Celebrating Veterans Day 2015

  • City of Portland veterans Celebrating Veterans Day 2015


The Veterans Empowerment Team (VET)

Vision Statement:  The Veterans Empowerment Team will support and mentor employees of the City of Portland who have affiliation with military service. Internally advocate for veteran causes with in the City of Portland.

Mission:  The Veterans Empowerment Team leverages our shared experiences, promotes cross-bureau comradery, and builds and maintains a network dedicated to the advocacy and success of our Veteran community; to achieve the Vision.

To meet our vision and mission, the VET is organizing into an initial set of committee’s.  These committee’s will coordinate their efforts to bring about the most positive employment experience for Veterans as we possibly can.  Please contact the Veterans below to join in their efforts.

1.  City Veterans Policies and BHR resource (Matt Calhoun)
2.  MWESB doesn’t list Vets (Pete Hesford)
3.  DEEP on hire packets like other assistance groups (Michael Trabacca)
4.  Resume help and job descriptions (Will Morita)


For more information contact: Will Morita

Veteran Resources

Resources and Links

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

2016 VET Application to DEEP

2016 VET Application to DEEP

Stories from the Front Lines

Portland Center Stage at th Armory