Manchester has established a Veterans Commission for the purpose of promoting the general welfare of the community and the specific welfare of the residents of the City who are veterans of military service to the United States of America.
Their purpose and duties include planning and coordinating all veterans programs with support from City departments, and to make recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen concerning any programs or changes to existing programs, as it deems appropriate. The Commission shall also ensure the needs of the local veterans are identifiable and a top community priority, with emphasis on connecting them with known resources.
The Commission consists of 11 voting members, 9 volunteer members, a Board of Aldermen ex-officio representative, and the Mayor. There is also a non-voting, staff liaison.