Veterans' Advisory Joint Committee

As authorized by Connecticut General Statute 27-135, the towns of Guilford and Madison have appointed a Joint Veteran’s Advisory Committee to: 

  1. act as the coordinating agency in all matters concerning veterans and their dependents, coordinating the activities of public and private facilities concerned with veterans' reemployment, education, rehabilitation and adjustment to peacetime living; 
  2. cooperate with all national, state and local governmental and private agencies in securing services and benefits to which a veteran or his dependents may be entitled; 
  3. use the services and facilities of the veterans organizations so far as possible to carry out the purposes of this section; and 
  4. encourage and coordinate vocational training services for veterans.

If you are a veteran and require any assistance or guidance, please contact one of the Veteran’s Advisory Committee members.

Resources for Veteran’s Assistance

American Legion Griswold Post 79
Madison, CT
203 245-1533
Commander: Charles Corso
Post Service Officer, Joe Maco 203 245-1177

American Legion Soldiers’ Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund
Madison Fund Representative Joe Maco 203 245-1177   

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2096
Madison, CT
Commander: Larry Brundrett

Connecticut State Veterans Affairs

Veterans Service Records


Veterans Affairs

Veterans’ Crisis Line:  800-273-8255 then press #1

United Way : 2-1-1
(great resource for many different types of assistance)

West Haven VA Homeless Team:  203-479-8046

Supportive Services for Veteran Families:  860-778-2423

Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Marines’ Fund :  860-296-0719
(for vets who served during a war era)

CT Dept of Veterans’ Affairs Office of Advocacy and Assistance:  866-928-8387

Agency on Aging of South Central CT:  203-785-8533

VA Medical Centers:  West Haven: 203-932-5711  Newington: 860-666-6951

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To our veterans and their families who support them, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your service!


Madison Meeting minutes and agendas

You can contact The Veterans' Advisory Committee through the Madison Town Clerk's office. Please call (203) 245-5672 for assistance. Your request will then be referred to a committee member who will contact you. (If you have an emergency situation, please contact 911.) All communications are confidential. Thank you for your service. We look forward to working with you.

Members Town
Term Expires
Richard Casey Madison
Helen Keiser-Pedersen
Madison 1-1-2026
VACANCY Madison 1-1-2026
Larry Santamaria
Fred Brisbois Guilford
Ronald Vedrani
Guilford 12-31-2021