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National Association of State Directors of Veterans’ Affairs Chooses Omaha for 2019 Convention

NASDVA Save the Date postcard(June 25, 2018) — The Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) is excited to announce Omaha has been selected as the location for the 2019 National Association of Directors of Veterans’ Affairs (NASDVA) Annual Training Conference. The conference will be hosted at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District August 11th to 15th. Leadership from state and federal veterans’ affairs departments from across the nation will be attending the event to discuss emerging issues, best practices, and other topics related to serving our country’s veterans.

“Our Association’s Annual Convention brings together the leadership from every State Department of Veterans Affairs across the United States, five Territories, and the District of Columbia,” said NASDVA Executive Director Les Beavers. “We are excited to come to Omaha for training, especially after the Midwest hospitality we received when we visited last month.”

NDVA submitted a proposal in February to bring the training conference to Nebraska and was selected as the location at the association’s winter conference in Washington, D.C. Previous locations have included San Antonio, the Virgin Islands, Boston, and San Diego. The conference is attended by leadership from each U.S. state and territory’s veterans’ affairs department, as well as federal leaders from the USVA.

“We are very excited to be selected to host the 2019 conference,” said NDVA Director John Hilgert. “The NASDVA training conference offers a unique opportunity for veterans’ affairs leaders from across the nation to come together and find ways to better serve our veterans. It is an honor and pleasure to host this group in our home.”

“Our team and communities across our state are working to make Nebraska the best state in the nation to be a veteran,” said Governor Ricketts. “This convention will not only be an opportunity to host our counterparts from across the country, but also a chance to learn from each other about how we can more effectively serve the veterans who have fought so bravely and sacrificed for our country.”