Consolidation at Top-Rated King Veterans Home to Go Into Effect
September 27, 2019
MADISON — Following months of analysis, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is taking steps to consolidate its skilled-nursing operations on the campus of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King.
September 5, 2019
LAKE DELTON — Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary-designee Mary Kolar will join Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area its guest for Veterans Build Day on the National Day of Service and Remembrance, Wednesday, Sept. 11.
September 5, 2019
MADISON — Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary-designee Mary Kolar congratulated the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on their selection of the name “Northwoods National Cemetery" for a national veterans cemetery that is currently under construction in Wisconsin.
August 21, 2019
MADISON — Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary-designee Mary Kolar was recently elected district vice president for the Midwest District and will serve on the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs' (NASDVA) Executive Committee. She was selected by her peers during the 2019 NASDVA Annual Conference, held August 11–14, 2019 in Omaha, Neb.
August 11, 2019
WEST ALLIS — The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) on Sunday, August 11, honored various organizations that have partnered with the agency to offer life-sustaining assistance to homeless and at-risk veterans across Wisconsin. Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes joined WDVA Deputy Secretary James Bond at the Wisconsin State Fair in recognizing several groups that have helped the agency’s Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program (VORP) achieve its mission of serving at-risk veterans in Wisconsin.
MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) announced today that grant applications are now being accepted from registered 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes.
March 7, 2019
CHIPPEWA FALLS - Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary-designee Mary Kolar announced today that in less than one year, the WDVA has enrolled over 500 veterans in the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program (VORP) that provides case management and support, as well as connects veterans to community services, with a special focus on mental health and substance abuse treatment and recovery. Governor Tony Evers’ 2019-2021 budget proposal seeks to make the VORP, which was funded by the Legislature as a project in April 2018, a permanent program.
January 11, 2019
MADISON - Secretary-designee Mary M. Kolar announced today the leadership team of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. James Bond has been named Deputy Secretary, Kathy Still has been named Assistant Deputy Secretary, Carla Vigue will serve as Communications Director and Chad Kolien will serve as Chief Legal Counsel.