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The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs (ODVA) was founded in 1945 to, in the words of then-Governor Earl Snell, “provide every possible service and assistance to our returning veterans.” Today, the ODVA’s mission is to help ensure over 330,000 veterans spanning four generations and five major eras of warfare have access to the best care, resources and opportunities that the nation’s veteran benefit system can offer. Through its offices in Salem and Portland, ODVA funds, trains and certifies national, statewide and county Veteran Service Offices that provide free benefits counseling and claims services to veterans, survivors and dependents. In recent years, its Veterans Services Division has been increasingly focused on serving minority groups within the diverse veterans population, including women, tribal, incarcerated and LGBTQ veterans. Other key initiatives include the agency’s conservatorship program, the ORVET Home Loan Program and the Oregon Veterans’ Homes in Lebanon and The Dalles.
Information about this agency's divisions, offices, programs, etc.
Mailing Address: 700 Summer St. NE, Salem 97301-1285
Telephone: 503-373-2000; Toll-free: 1-800-828-8801; TTY: 503-373-2217
Contact: Cameron Smith, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Laurie Skillman
Records Officer Email: Jeffrie Riha
Staff Directory from Oregon.gov
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Legal and Legislative Information
Records, Publications and General Information
Agency History (PDF) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (PDF) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog