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Commissioner O'Dorisio Receives Vets Helping Vets Award

Adams County Commissioner Steve O’Dorisio received the Real Heroes Award from the non-profit organization Vets Helping Vets for his service to the organization to benefit veterans’ causes.

George Horgan, the president and founder of Vets Helping Vets, said O’Dorisio has a history of focusing on the needs of veterans.

“He contacted me years ago and wanted to know how he could get the county more involved with veterans and the organizations that support them,” Horgan said. Horgan said O’Dorisio has worked on job placement, exposing scams targeting veterans, and directing veterans in need of services to organizations like Vets Helping Vets.

“Veterans sacrifice so much for their country, and I’m committed to making sure their community is there for them when they complete their service,” said O’Dorisio. “We have a high population of veterans living in Adams County, and it’s important to honor them and make sure they receive the respect they deserve and care they need through our Veterans Service Office and other outlets in the county.”

The Adams County Veterans Service Office assists county residents who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as widows and dependents of veterans eligible to receive Veterans Administration benefits. All services of the Veterans Service Office are free of charge. More information is available at adcogov.org/veterans-service-office or by calling 303.227.2107.

A former Deputy District Attorney for the 17th Judicial District of Colorado, which includes Adams County, O’Dorisio has served as commissioner since 2015. He also has served on various community boards, including the Adams County Planning Commission.

Vets Helping Vets works with veterans organizations throughout Adams County, as well as in Colorado and nationwide. They meet on the first Tuesday every month at the American Legion in Northglenn.