Veterans Affairs Committee


  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 4th Thursday of each month
  • Hope Mills Recreation Center


  • Jim Morris - Chair/Secretary
  • Jennifer Blair
  • Sean Frederick
  • Cynthia Hamilton
  • Ronald Maury
  • Ronald Starling
  • VFW Liaison - Douglas J. Willis
  • American Legion Liaison- John A. Cook
  • Commission Liaison -Joanne Scarola
  • Town Liaison - Meghan Hawkins

Mission Statement

The Hope Mills Veterans Affairs Commission advises the Board of Commissioners on matters of importance to Veterans in our City. As such, the Commission provides recommendations on programs, policies, and practices designed to assist Veterans, acts as a central clearinghouse for information, programs and services relating to Veterans and celebrates and honors the achievements of Veterans in Hope Mills.

Goal 1: Economic Development.

Increase Veteran employment by advising the Board of Commissioners on ways to increase transitional employment opportunities, patronage of Veteran-owned businesses, and private business ownership for Veterans.

Goal 2: Awareness and Recognition

Increase awareness and recognition of all Hope Mills Veterans, service members and their families by advising the Board of Commissioners on ways to regularly celebrate and recognize our Veterans.

Goal 3: Information, Resources and Social Support

Serve as a clearinghouse for information pertaining to resources, services and social support available to Veterans in the Hope Mills area, in collaboration with the City and by advising the Board of Commissioners.

Goal 4: Underrepresented Groups

Identify and raise awareness of underrepresented Veteran populations by advising the Board of Commissioners about groups that may not identify as Veterans and therefore may not seek assistance.

Vision / Core Values

Serving Hope Mills Veterans with Pride, Professionalism, Respect, Integrity with Accountability, Diversity, and Excellent service.