Veterans & Military Affairs Advisory Board

Information about the Veterans & Military Affairs Advisory Board.

Current Members

Thomas Tozier, Chairman, Mayor's Office

  • Mr. Michael J. Burd (Vice Chair)
  • Mr. Bobby Ehrig
  • Mr. Christopher Sedillo
  • Mr. Christopher M. Timm
  • Mr. Matthew P. Fuentes
  • Ms. Sandra J. Perea
  • Mr. Thomas Walmsley
  • Mr. Conor Stavoy
  • Ms. Mary Hefferon
  • Ms. Judith Goering

Contact Information

For more information, email Thomas Tozier.


The Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Council, shall appoint the members from names recommended by local Military and Veteran organizations, and other Department of Defense or Department of Veterans Affairs organizations providing services to Veterans.

Members must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • be an involved Veteran
  • a Representative of a Veteran Organization providing services directly to Veterans
  • Active Military member representing Veteran interests within military units, operating within the Albuquerque Metropolitan Area


The Veterans and Military Affairs Advisory Board (VMAAB) works to identify concerns of the Military and Veteran community in the City of Albuquerque, with the responsibility of drafting recommendations to both the City Council and the Mayor’s Office.

The Board also serves as a network for the exchange of information relative to veterans activities.

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, from 9 - 11 am at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Park at 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE Albuquerque, NM  87108*** Meetings now occur through Zoom, the information for each meeting can be found in the monthly agenda that will show below.

Jan 15th - Health Awareness

Feb 19th - Minority Veterans

Mar 18th - Women Veteran Programs

Apr 15th - Youth & Children Programs

May 20th - Mental Health & Treatment Courts

Jun 17th - PTSD & Trauma Resources

Jul 15th - Faith-Based & Non-Governmental Organizations

Aug 19th - Education

Sep 16th - Suicide Prevention & Awareness

Oct 21st - Employment & Business

Nov 18th - Homeless Veterans

Dec 16th - Peer Support


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