VETERAN’S SERVICE COMMISSION MOVES TO LARGER QUARTERS IN COUNTY ANNEX

VETERAN’S SERVICE COMMISSION MOVES TO LARGER QUARTERS IN COUNTY ANNEX

The Doña Ana County office of the Veteran’s Service Commission has moved into larger quarters in the County Annex Building at 430 S. Main St. in Las Cruces.
Formerly housed in a converted drive-up window area on the north side of the County Manager’s Complex, the VSC completed the move across Amador Avenue earlier this month. The VSC is now housed in Suite A of the County Annex, a space formerly occupied by the Doña Ana County Flood Commission. Although the address of the new space is on Main Street, parking is most accessible off of Amador Avenue.
County crews arranged for the new VSC to have a wheelchair-accessible entrance on the north side of the building within a few feet of off-street parking. County Facilities Parks Director Ken Barton said the new location “makes more sense for the VSC and frees up the county to renovate the north side of the Manager’s Complex for additional office space.”
VSC Officer Ed Silva said the new space allows him to better serve his clientele.
“The county really came through for us on this move,” Silva said. “The new space has more privacy, a better waiting area and some room to grow as the need for our services expands. The other place was like a sardine can, and we were packed in there tighter than was comfortable.”
The primary services offered by the VSC involve assisting veterans and surviving spouses with paperwork related to compensation and pension claims.
For more information, call county Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside Las Cruces may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.