Congressman Mike Turner (OH-10) spoke today on the House floor to congratulate Dayton VA Medical Center Director Glenn Costie on his retirement. Congressman Turner delivered the following remarks:

“I rise to thank and honor an integral member of my community, Director Glenn Costie of the Dayton VA Medical Center, and congratulate him on his retirement. Director Costie turned the Dayton VA into one of the top medical facilities for our veterans in the country. Director Costie’s success as a director of the VA medical center in Dayton has gained him national recognition. He has been sent throughout the country to save multiple VA medical facilities plagued with issues, particularly including veteran patient backlogs. Furthermore, Director Costie has worked tirelessly to integrate the Dayton VA into our community to serve our veterans in a way it hadn’t in several decades.

Director Costie’s time at the Dayton VA has been dedicated to bettering the lives of our veterans. I was very honored to work with Director Costie on the issue on bringing creative housing options for Dayton’s veterans, a place known as Lyon’s Place II. We also worked together on the successful campaign to bring the VA National Archives to Dayton.

Director Costie’s leadership and expertise will be deeply missed at the Dayton VA. I wish to thank him, give him all the best, and look forward to what he’ll be doing in his leadership in the future in our community and thank him again for everything he’s done for Dayton veterans.”