County veterans meet at WWU to address needs, solutions

Rhys Logan
Western Today staff
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
  • Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU
    Attendees of a summit aimed at addressing the needs of Whatcom County veterans discuss possible solutions Tuesday, March 22, in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room at WWU. Photo by Rhys Logan / WWU

Veterans and other community members from throughout the area met at Western Washington University on Tuesday, March 22, to discuss ways to meet the most pressing needs of Whatcom County veterans.

The morning session at the Whatcom County Veteran's Summit focused on the results of the county-wide veteran needs survey completed earlier in 2016. An afternoon session asked participants to begin developing solutions. The event was a partnership between Western Washington University and Whatcom County Health Department's Veteran Service Program.

For more information about the event, contact Ann Beck, assistant director in Western's Veterans Services Office, at 360-650-4324 or ann.beck@wwu.edu.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 2:40pm

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