Military Veterans Commission

The powers and duties of the Commission are to advise and provide recommendations to the City Council on all matters pertaining to the affairs of military veterans residing within the City of Phoenix. These powers and duties shall include the following: 1) Creation of a memorial recognizing the service provided by military veterans to our country. 2) Engage in fundraising for the benefit of military veterans including, but not limited to, the creation of a military veterans' museum. 3) Provide communication and assistance to military veterans in need of City services. 4) Provide assistance to homeless military veterans. 5) Collaborate and coordinate activities with other military veteran associations, commissions, and other federal and state agencies. The Commission shall also consider the establishment and support of a Phoenix Military Veterans' Association. The Commission shall make an annual report to the City Council regarding the status of activities and recommendations.
Mark Bizik
The Commission shall meet at least quarterly, but in its discretion may meet monthly or more often as circumstances require.
The Commission shall be composed of fifteen (15) members who live, work or do business in the City of Phoenix. All members, including the Chairperson of the Commission, shall be appointed by the City Council. The City Council shall endeavor to appoint at least two members each from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, National Guard and the Coast Guard to the Commission. Amongst its appointments, the Council shall also endeavor to ensure representation from the different eras of military service. All appointments shall be for a term of three (3) years. The chairperson of the Commission shall serve for a term of two (2) years.


Member Name
Terry Araman
Timothy Bourcet
Bryan Durham
Charlie Ellis
Corey Harris
Anthony Irby
Blake Lindgren
Anthony Newkirk
Cassie Prinke
Andrew Ryan
Kelly Anne Wilde
Carrie Young