- Veteran's Services
Agawam is the home office of the Department of Veterans’ Services for the Western Hampden District, which includes the towns of Agawam, Southwick, Granville, Russell and Tolland. This office reports directly to the Mayor and the Board of Governors’.
Duties & Responsibilities
We are responsible for distributing Veterans’ Benefits from the Commonwealth for people who qualify, which includes veterans and their spouses. We also assist with the filing of all paperwork with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, as well as represent these people with their claims.
This office is available for all questions you may have concerning military related items.
The Veterans Council meets primarily on the first Wednesday of each month, except for July and August. The dates and times for these meetings are posted at the Clerk’s Office in the Town Hall. The council assists this office in the preparation for Veterans Day and Memorial Day activities.
Aldo Mancini, Chairman
Patrick Asta-Ferrero II
Christopher Lanski, Veterans Services Officer (USMC Ret.)
** LOOKING FOR ACTIVE, AUXILIARY AND VOLUNTEER MEMBERS **
* honorably discharged veteran from Armed Forces
* Agawam resident
* honorably discharged veteran
* would be non-voting member
* need NOT be a veteran
* aid in flagging placement, Memorial Parade, Veteran's Day ceremonies, summer concerts, clean up projects through the year