Commission on Veterans Affairs
The Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs was established by County legislation in 2008 with the goal of the Commission to provide advice to the Executive and Council on the status of programs and services related to the needs of Veterans. Veterans have made an important contribution to the community by their service in the Armed Forces of this Nation, and Montgomery County is committed to showing its commitment and support for all veterans and their families.
The Commission is composed of sixteen voting members and one non-voting member who serve in a volunteer capacity. Members are appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. The Commission includes:
- Eight (8) Veterans who are a member of a veterans group
- Four (4) General Public
- Four (4) Ex-Officio Members (Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Economic Development, The Office of the County Executive, and Montgomery College)
- One (1) Non-Voting Congressional Representative
Current Membership List for November 2013 to October 2014
The current 2013 - 2014 Chair and Vice Chair are:
Jerry Godwin, Chair • Dan Bullis, Vice Chair
Commission Meeting Documents, Reports and Other Resources
NEW! Please note time and location: Commission on Veterans Affairs - Tuesday, November 18th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Flower Valley Elementary School, 4615 Sunflower Drive, Rockville, MD 20853. The Commission will welcome Ed Chow, Secretary of Maryland's Department of Veterans Affairs, who will speak to how his department benefits veterans. Meetings are open to the public. Free parking is available. View agenda for more information. To request an alternative format of the agenda or an accommodation to attend the meeting, please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail Carly.Clem@montgomerycountymd.gov.
NEW! Veterans Day Dedication of Memorial Plaza - November 10th, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. on the Government Complex Center Terrace, Rockville. Free and open to all. Montgomery County will be dedicating its Fallen Heroes Memorial and the Justice Plaza between the County's Executive Office Building and the Judicial Center along Route 28. The Fallen Heroes Memorial is an eternal flame dedicated to the memory of those who have sacrified their lives on the field of battle. CDR Everett Alvarez, USN (Ret.), former POW during the Vietnam War and Montgomery County resident, will be raising the POW/MIA flag as part of the ceremony. Sign language interpreter services and other accommodations will be available upon request at least 3 business days in advance by contacting Betsy.Luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov, 240-777-1256 (V) or via MD Relay at 711.
NEW! Tribute to America's Veterans Concert - Veterans Day - Tuesday, November 11th at 6:00 p.m. @ Silver Spring Civic Building. Enjoy a FREE festive evening of music and dance of the 60's and 70's featuring The Apple Core Band and Vanny. Invited for special remarks: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Col., U.S. Army Reserves; Jane McCarthy, Lieutenant, U.S. Army Nurse Corps who served in Vietnam, Captain, Retired, U.S. Public Health Service; Bruce Person, Major, Retired, U.S. Army Special Forces, who served in Vietnam; and Bill Gray, Member of Vietnam Veterans of America, U.S. Infantry Lieutenant who served in Vietnam. Cash bar, hors d'oeuvres provided by Nando's. Everyone welcome! Confirm your space at: email@example.com.
Honoring Our World War II Veterans - Video of Montgomery County WWII Recognition Event and list of non-profit organizations that provide free transport for WWII veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the WWII memorial.
Montgomery County Veteran's Day Greeting - A greeting from County Executive Leggett and County veterans that was shown during the Veteran's Day 2013 Parade in New York.
Our Veterans, Our Warriors - Sharing the stories of our veterans lives and their families. Videos produced by Montgomery County Media.
Veterans Network Directory - A directory of providers, agencies, businesses and advocacy organizations that offer local, state and national resources for veterans, military service members, and their families. Montgomery County does not endorse or assume responsibility for any product, method, service or treatment listed in this resource directory that is not a County program.
Serving Together - A collection of local-community based resources for veterans, service members, including Guardsmen and Reservists, and their families in Montgomery County. Their goal is to provide clear guidance for local members of the military on how they can access the care and support they need.
Veterans Collaborative - Meetings serve as an informal gathering for people who are working with veterans. Meetings are held bi-monthly and are open to the public.
"Still Serving - Jerry Godwin" - A video interview featuring Commission Chair Jerry Godwin. The program is designed to provide an inside look at veterans who are "Still Serving" other veterans. Produced by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
"Still Serving - Bill Gray" - A video interview featuring former Commission Chair Bill Gray. The video has been shared with over 300 Veterans Administration (VA) facilities throughout the country.
Support to the Commission is provided by:
Betsy Luecking, Program Manager II
Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I
240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711
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