September 6, 2017 Madisonville, Tennessee
Monroe County has been innovative and substantial partners of Vet to Vet Tennessee (V2VT) for almost three years. V2VT and Judge Dwaine B. Thomas have been developing a Veterans Court since October 2014 and opened the court to the first justice involved veterans on January 14, 2015.Read More
In January 14, 2016, at the request of the Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 9 Chief Medical Officer Dr. Cecilia Farina-Morin, V2VT was asked to open a rural outpost to support veterans. Bob Hatley found V2VT a location on 102 College Street, Madisonville, Tennessee in six days. Because of the generosity of Vietnam Veteran Taylor Thomas and Judge Dwaine B. Thomas and their families, V2CT opened its first rural outpost on February 12, 2016.
The Monroe County Veterans Court thrived with the support of the Judge Thomas, Monroe County, VA and Helen Ross McNabb Military Services Center. The Monroe County Veterans Courts expanded quickly to the 10th Judicial District of Tennessee; Bradley, McMinn, Monroe and Polk.
Last week, Monroe County surprised V2VT by donating funds to V2VT to support the 3,615 veterans and their family in Monroe County. Now with the financial support from the County, V2VT can continue to improve the quality of services to veterans and their families in Monroe County. V2VT letter from Monroe County Director of Finance Libby Hicks.
On behalf of the officers of V2VT, (President Freddie Owens, Vice President Randall Scott, Outreach Officer Taylor Thomas, Secretary Robert Hatley, Chaplain Melvin Oggs and Treasurer Ed Junod) we are honored to receive the recognition and for the ability to continue to provide best practice services to our brothers and sisters.
We are thankful to the Monroe County Mayor, County Commissioners, Director Hicks and the citizens of Monroe for their continued support. It is truly a privilege and honor to serve.
Please let the County Mayor, Commissioners and Financial Director you support their decision. Here is a link to the Monroe County Officials Listings.