Last Thursday (January 16) I had the honor of presenting a briefing to the Southwest Twin Cities Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Coalition (SW-BTYR) at the Hopkins City Hall. If you are unaware of BTYR, it is a Minnesota program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting servicemembers and their families with community support. SW-BTYR covers the cities of Edina, Hopkins, Minnetonka and St. Louis Park.
SW-BTYR is a natural partner for ESGR given the interaction of its members with both servicemembers in the community and their civilian employers. Consequently, I briefed the SW-BTYR representatives on the resources and services provided by ESGR, the rights provided by USERRA, and the veteran/servicemember employment services provided by the “Hero 2 Hired” program (H2H.jobs).
Mary Brindle signed an ESGR Statement of Support on behalf of SW-BTYR, which will hang in the Raspberry Room at the Hopkins City Hall, as a testament to the support they provide our Reserve Component servicemembers and their civilian employers.
Pictured above are Mary Brindle, accepting the signed Statement of Support, and community representatives/members Liz Jordan, Jocelyn Northenscold, Jack McKernan, Ray Moonen, Pete Colarich, Jason Gadd, and Heather Shue.
Thank you SW-BTYR for the support you are providing to our servicemembers.
Mathew M. Meyer, Esq., Cornell Law ’95, is a business law, regulation, and commercial litigation attorney in the Twin Cities area. A Marine Veteran, Mr. Meyer is a long-time volunteer and mediator with the Department of Defense ESGR program. He is the Minnesota ESGR Assistant Ombudsman Director and Military Liaison to local Marine and Navy Reserve units, and frequently advises servicemembers and employers regarding USERRA legal issues. All opinions, comments, and analysis are his alone, and do not reflect those of the Department of Defense ESGR program, or any other organization.