Pete Luitwieler is Program Manager for two of Community Service Council’s veterans programs: Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma and Oklahoma Veteran Connections. The following news release provided by Force 50 Foundation.
EDMOND, OK – Winners of the Force 50 Foundation’s Inaugural Veterans Service Awards were announced at a banquet held at the University of Central Oklahoma’s Nigh University Center. For the award selection process, we analyzed the level of community involvement, Veteran friendliness in hiring and volunteer practices and the level of Veteran resources.
The City of Tulsa is known for their dedication to military service members, Veterans, and their families. Through their work with the Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council, Warrior Partnerships of Eastern Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Veteran Connections, their goal is to provide a direct line to the Mayor on issues concerning Veterans. The Mayor’s office is dedicated to building a Tulsa where Veterans are honored for their service and sacrifice with economic opportunities, quality healthcare, and the support of the community. Through their partnerships, they are building a city where Veterans thrive. That is why the City of Tulsa is the Force 50 Foundation’s choice as the top large (over 50,000 residents) Veteran-Friendly Community.
Mayor G.T. Bynum’s Deputy Chief of Staff was on hand to accept the award presented by the Force 50 Foundation’s Pete Reed and Karen Vahlberg. Also at the award ceremony, Pete Luitwieler was honored for his distinguished service with Tulsa’s Community Service Council. His award was presented by Governor Mary Fallin and Oklahoma Secretary of Veterans Affairs MG (Ret.) Myles Deering.