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National Commission Wants to Hear from Coloradans about Ways to Incentivize and Expand Military, National & Public Service

Posted: April 18, 2018



The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service is coming to Denver on April 19-20, its second stop in a two-year effort to find ways to encourage and inspire more Americans—particularly young people—to serve their country and strengthen American democracy.


The Commission invites members of the public to share their thoughts and ideas on encouraging and inspiring more Americans to serve at a public meeting taking place from 3:00-5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.  


The bipartisan, 11-member Commission was created by Congress to develop recommendations to foster a greater ethic of service among our nation’s citizens and to review the military selective service process. The Commission hopes to ignite a national conversation about the importance of service as it develops recommendations for Congress, the President, and the American people by March 2020.  


WHAT:    Public Meeting of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

Speakers include:     

  • George Sparks, President & CEO of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Luis Benitez, Director of the Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
  • Fred Eidson, Executive Director of the Colorado Federal Executive Board
  • Vanessa Moore, 2017 Recipient of the Colorado Governor’s Service Award and VISTA Leader
  • Scott Segerstrom, Executive Director of the Colorado Youth Corps Association

WHEN:    Thursday, April 19, 3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.


WHERE:  Denver Museum of Nature and Science

     Schlessman Lobby, Entrance 5 (Evening Entrance)

                  2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205                              

     Admission to the public meeting is free, but does not cover admission into the Museum.

    Parking is available and free at the Museum.  


RSVP:      The event is OPEN Press. Please RSVP with name, position (reporter, camera, photographer, etc.), media outlet, email, and phone for each person planning to come to  


The bipartisan Commission brings together national leaders with diverse experiences in the military, nonprofit, public, and private sectors. A full list of Commissioners and their biographies can be found here.


During its two days in Colorado, the Commission will visit the United States Air Force Academy, hear from young people involved in conservation service, and meet with government, nonprofit, and civic leaders. The visit will highlight Colorado’s initiatives and programs that engage citizens in serving their communities and country.


The Commission invites the public to share its views on its website and follow the Commission on Facebook (, and on Twitter (@Inspire2ServeUS).