With a heavy heart, we are informing our VNEOC community that Scott Forbes past Monday. Scott oversaw all Federal & State funded grant programs that provide housing assistance, employment, access to VA benefits, outreach, and peer support opportunities that improve the overall quality of life for veterans and their families. He joined VNEOC in January 2019. He will be missed by many in the veteran community.

Scott served his country for 22 years in the United States Air Force, retiring with the rank of Master Sergeant. As an Air Transportation Craftsman, Scott served on multiple combat tours with deployments to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. He is an active member of the Melrose Veterans Advisory Board and the Norman Prince VFW Post #1506. Additionally, Scott is a former Melrose City Councilor serving the residents of Ward 7 for three terms and was elected City Council President during his final year in office.

Scott received his supportive services from VNEOC in 2016, which dramatically changed his life for the better. He is grateful to work for the organization that helped him when he needed assistance during some difficult times, and comes to work every day knowing he has an opportunity to help others in the same fashion.