About the WSVC

Meet Jesse Beckius
Meet Casey Owens

In 2015, after the suicides of two Marine Corps Combat Veterans Jesse Beckius and Casey Owens, a group of veterans from the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys banded together to assist fellow veterans. Conversations ensued about the need to increase coordination and resources in support of those with military experience. From the work of this committed group of individuals (all volunteers) throughout the Colorado, Roaring Fork and Eagle valleys, the Western Slope Veterans Coalition was born. WSVC is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3).

Today, the Jesse Beckius/Casey Owens Veterans Resource Center provides a hub for the information, action, programs and activities that support, honor and connect veterans in the Colorado, Roaring Fork and Eagle valleys. The Coalition is an organization supported by and open to all citizens, organizations and businesses that support veterans. The WSVC holds quarterly meetings and events, provides a forum for information sharing, best practices, and the coordination of resources for veterans.

Our Mission

The Western Slope Veterans Coalition provides a hub for the information, action, programs and activities that support, honor and connect Veterans in the Roaring Fork and Eagle valleys.
“A Veteran – whether active duty, discharged, retired or reserve – is someone who, at some point in time, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount up to and including their life.”
— Unknown

Goals of the WSVC

Western Slope Veterans’ Coalition Board of Directors President Greg Rosenmerkel presents a plaque to the Garfield County Board of Commissioners.

“We’re very thankful for the tremendous support given to the coalition by the BoC.  From the lease of the facility to the grants that help fund our operation, we couldn’t do it with them.   The many veterans in the Valley appreciate you!”

Serving the Western Slope of Colorado

Garfield County

Pitkin County

Eagle County

Help Our Veterans

Help veterans of Garfield County, Pitkin County, and Eagle County

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