DENVER – State Rep. B.J. Nikkel was honored last weekend by the United Veterans Committee of Colorado (UVCC) for her commitment to veterans’ affairs and our Colorado men and women in uniform.
“I’m honored to be the recipient of the ‘Distinguished Legislator Award’ by this outstanding organization that helps so many veterans across the state,” said Nikkel, R-Loveland.
UVC is a non-profit organization of 45 chartered and federally recognized veterans’ service organizations and affiliates established that works closely with leaders, state and federal governmental officials to help advance veterans’ issues.
In 2009, Nikkel wrote House Bill 09-1291 which created the Veterans Resource Information Clearinghouse to address issues that veterans may face when they return from their tours and service.
Last year, Nikkel’s HB 10-1140 created Readiness Centers for the Colorado National Guard in Windsor, Grand Junction and Alamosa. As a result, several hundred jobs were estimated to be created from the projects in these cities.
“Helping veterans and the welfare of their families are a top priority for me,” Nikkel said. “I’m proud to have been able to help those who served in our military receive more opportunities in our district.”
UVCC President George Thomas and Gov. John Hickenlooper presented the award to Nikkel in Aurora.