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MACV & VSC Welcome Home Marion County Veterans

MACV's purpose is to build a stronger coalition of service providers through networking that will better serve and support our Veterans, Military, and their Families by coordinating resources, working across organizational lines, to help solve common Veteran issues.

Marion County Mayors' & Town Manager


Joseph Hogsett
Joseph Hogsett
(317) 327-3601

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Beech Grove

Dennis Buckley
Dennis Buckley
(317) 788-4977

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Steve Collier
Steve Collier
(317) 545-6191

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Russell McClure
Russell McClure
(317) 786-5489

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Jacob Blasdel
Jacob Blasdel
Town Manager
(317) 246-4111

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MACV Executive Committee Members 

Don Hawkins
Don Hawkins
(317) 632-0500

Charlie Russell
Charlie Russell
(317) 872-2800

Acting Secretary
Bonnie Wooten
Bonnie Wooden
(317) 737-1605

Committees Navigator
David Sassman
Dave Sassman
Indy Vet House
(317) 313-3710

MACV's Monthly Networking Meetings:

Anyone that wants to learn how they can help support our Veterans just needs to show up at one of our MACV or MACV Committee meetings.

  • If you want to share your information on how you and/or your organization can benefit Marion County Veterans, remember to bring from 50 to 60 copies of your brochures or fliers to distribute to the group.
  • Guests are always welcome to make brief presentations (under 2 minutes) on how their organization benefits Veterans during the "Roundtable" period at any MACV meeting;
    • If Guests will require more than 2 minutes for their presentation, they must be approved in advance by the Leadership Committee.

MACV's Mission: 

  • Hold monthly Networking meetings with public and private Veterans Service Providers;
  • Form Research Committees that gather information on topics of the concerns and needs of our Veteran population;
  • Identify local Service Organizations that provides services and programs to our Marion County Veterans that can be published on VSC's Resource Center.

MACV's Goals:

  • Better serve, inform, and advise the Mayors' and Town Managers of Marion County on issues that affect Veterans, Military and their Families in our community;
  • Better serve, inform, and advise our Marion County Veterans, Military and their Families about services and programs available to them by helping VSC build a database made up from organizations in our communities that are already striving to help our Veterans, Military personnel and their Families.

MACV's Guidelines for Membership:
(Revised 2Oct19 at 1305)

(This section is under review and will not be finalized before the first elections of the new Mayors' Advisory Council for Veterans, Inc. at the November 2019 meeting.)

Requirements for being a MACV Member or a MACV Associate (No fees or dues are ever required):

  • MACV Members (Voting Members - will be issued name and organizational tags):
    • Must have attended at least six (6) monthly meetings within the last 12 months and be informed on the subject to be voted on;
    • MACV's Directors and Officers are automatically MACV Member;
    • VSC's Directors and Officers are automatically MACV Members.

  • MACV Associate (DO NOT Vote):
    • Must attend at least 2 to 3 meetings during a 12 month period to remain a MACV Associate to remain on our active emailing list.

  • Guests or Visiting Speakers - Individuals or Organizations (DO NOT Vote).

MACV Members:

  • DO vote on what new projects MACV may or may not want to get involved with.
  • DO vote on who serves on the MACV Research Committees.
  • DO vote on suggestions and recommendations from the MACV Research Committees before they are sent to the Mayors.
  • DO vote on who serves on the MACV Steering Committee.
  • DO vote on suggestions and recommendations from the MACV Steering Committee before they are implemented.
    • The Steering Committee elects a Chairman which will be a MACV Officer.
  • DO vote to recommend MACV DIrectors once a year.
  • DO NOT vote on the day-to-day operations of MACV, that is the duties of the MACV's Officers.

MACV Directors (total of 7, 4 which are VSC Directors):

  • Review recommendations from MACV Members on potential MACV Directors.
  • Select MACV Directors
  • Elect the MACV Officers - The seven MACV Directors vote on the MACV Officers once a year.

MACV Officers (total of 5 - 1) President, 2) Vice-President, 3) Secretary, 4) Chairman of the Steering Committee & 5) Committee Navigator):

  • Are responsible for the day-to-day operations of MACV, including organizing the monthly MACV meeting.
  • A Treasurer is not needed because no dues are collected and no monies are raised. 
    • VSC is responsible for funding and promoting MACV Projects.

MACV's Meetings
MACV meetings are always on the 3rd Tuesday of each month and runs from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

  • January 15th, '19
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • February 19th, '19
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • March 19th, '19
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • April 16th, '19
    AMVET's Post 99

    2840 Lafayette Rd
  • May 21st, '19
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • June 18th, '19
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • July 16th, '19
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • August 20th, '19
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • September 17th, '19

    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • October 15th, '19
    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • November 19th, '19

    21st & Shadeland Ave
  • December 17th, '19
    AMVET's Post 99
    2840 Lafayette Rd

MACV Members & Meeting Attendees

Check here to download a list of MACV Members & Meeting Attendees.

MACV's After Meeting-Event Action Form

If you have any suggestions or complaints or compliment you want to make to MACV or VSC, please fill out the below form and click on the "Submit to MACV".

Thanks for your input, if you have any additional questions, please contact Don Hawkins at: or call me at (317) 632-0500

For Medical or Physical Emergencies:

  • If you or someone you are helping is hurt or in imminent danger, please get to a phone and dial 9-1-1 for immediate help.
  • If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, or facing a crisis, dial 2-1-1 in Indy or 1-(866) 211-9966 for immediate help.
  • If you are a victim of domestic violence dial 1-(800) 332-7385 or (317) 926-4357 for help.

For Non-Emergencies:

  • If you are a Veteran or a Family member of a Veteran in search of information on his/her benefits and/or you/they require immediate services, you can dial 2-1-1, or contact one of the service providers or organizations listed on our "Resources" for Veterans page.

Please Note:

  • VSC & MACV are not providers of any direct services other than Information and Referrals on where to get goods, services, programs and benefits for Veterans and their Families.

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