Veterans Affairs Commission

APPLICATION for Veterans Affairs Commission- Please include a copy of your DD214.

The Veterans Affairs Commission meets in the Eagle Room, 4th Floor, 15151 E. Alameda Parkway on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m.However, Due to the current COVID-19 situation, meetings are held virtually. For the most current information regarding meeting dates and times, click on the Boards & Commissions Calendar button.          


To advise city council as to the concerns of veterans relating to transportation, housing, employment and other areas affecting veterans in the city. Make recommendations to city council of solutions to these issues and concerns. Serve as a source of information regarding resources and services available to veterans. Exercise other powers and duties as may be assigned by city council.  

Must be an Aurora resident, registered voter and honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force or Coast Guard or hold veteran status for service as a Merchant Mariner.


Number of members:  11 voting members and 1 non-voting alternate member 
Term:  3 years

Current Roster

  • Lynn P. Donaldson
  • Gregory Echols
  • Cynthia Francis
  • Harold Burrell
  • Watik Aleem- Chair
  • Robert Chase Jr- Vice Chair
  • Ralph Charlip
  • Stanley Dallas
  • Melissa Sayouthasad
  • John Savage

City Staff Liaison

Claudine McDonald

Joshua Nicholas

For questions related to veterans needs and resources:
Call 303.739.7087 and leave a message. Your call will be returned promptly. Or send an email to


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