By Tracy Russo
Yesterday Sheila L. Birnbaum, the Special Master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, sent the following email announcing a series of town hall forums on July 27, July 28, and August 2.
As I stated when I was first appointed by the Attorney General, my goal is for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund to be fair, transparent, and easy to navigate.
With that goal in mind, I will be holding a series of town hall forums over the next few weeks in order to speak with potential applicants to the Victim Compensation Fund.
At these town halls, I hope to talk with you about the Fund and the proposed rules as well as answer any questions you may have.
In addition, we have added a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section to our website, www.justice.gov/vcf. I have received invaluable input from the many individuals I have met with over the past two months and hope that these FAQs answer many of your questions.
Here is the schedule for the upcoming town halls:
•Wednesday, July 27th 6:00-7:30pm: Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd, New York, NY
•Thursday, July 28th 6:00-7:30pm: Jersey City City Hall – Council Chambers, 280 Grove Street, Jersey City, NJ
•Tuesday, August 2nd 6:00-7:30pm: Melville Marriott, 1350 Old Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY
I look forward to speaking with you at these events, so that I can hear your thoughts, answer as many questions as I can, and make the best decisions possible to refine the regulations and administer the program.
For more information on the fund, visit justice.gov/vcf.