Current Chair and Vice-Chair - 2017: Dan Bullis, Chair • Randy Stone, Vice-Chair
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:
The meetings of the Commission on Veterans Affairs are open to the public. The Commission welcomes visitors to join us as we serve the County and its residents. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month, except in July* and August*. As possible, we adjust meeting dates in order to accommodate days of major religious observances. Please contact the office to confirm meetings.
Accommodations: The Commission will make all reasonable good faith efforts to provide accommodations, aides, services, or barrier removal to enable all members and meeting participants' full inclusion. Accommodations are provided upon request with advance notice. Please make your request as early as possible, at least three full working days in advance of the meeting. To make a request, please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov.
Inclement Weather Policy: For consistency, if Montgomery County Public Schools open late, morning Commission meetings are cancelled; if schools close in the early afternoon, then late afternoon and evening Commission meetings are cancelled; or if schools are closed all day all Commission meetings for that day and evening are cancelled. This applies to full Commission meetings as well as subcommittees and every activity organized by the Commission.
Next Meeting - Commission on Veterans Affairs Meeting - Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. **Please note location** Held at Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850. In honor of Black History Month, Chairman Dan Bullis has invited Trooper Hardrick Crawford of the local chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers to provide us with a presentation that covers the history and current activities of this esteemed group. Meetings are open to the public. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 21st, 2017 - Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor Conference Room, Rockville
March 21st, 2017 - Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor Conference Room, Rockville
April 18th, 2017 - Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, 9th Floor Conference Room, Rockville
May 16th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor Conference Room, Rockville
June 20th, 2017 - Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor Conference Room, Rockville
Commission Meeting Summary Minutes - 2016
Highlights include Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) Golden Hammer Ceremony; a Veteran event with Mike Love, Founder of the Beach Boys; ending Veterans homelessness in Montgomery County; a Montgomery College TV Documentary on Vietnam Veterans; key contacts for the VA and other Veteran resources; and employment data and statistics on the County's Veteran population.
Highlights include VASH Honor & Gratitude event saluting Montgomery County's Vietnam Veterans; announcement of a Montgomery County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC); housing vouchers for homeless County Veterans; ; 2015 proclaimed by County Council and County Executive as "Year of Montgomery County's Veterans and Their Families"; launch of County Cable and Commission HomeFront TV Show; key contacts for the VA and other Veteran resources; and statistics on the County's Veteran population.
Highlights include unveiling new County memorial plaza with eternal flame; VA Silver Spring Vet Center grand opening; update on a Montgomery County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC); employment initiatives to increase hiring; grant funding for job skills training and career counseling for Veterans; key contacts for the VA and other Veteran resources; and statistics on the County's Veteran population.
"Leggett Introduces Legislation to Establish Veterans Commisson" - Press Release: June 9th, 2008
Bill 23-08 - Original Legislation - Introduced June 10th, 2008. Effective November 3rd, 2008. Establishment of the Commission.
Bill 34-08 - Amended Legislation - Introduced October 28th, 2008. Effective December 10th, 2008. Increased the number of voting members on the Commission.
Bill 52-10 - Amended Legislation - Introduced October 26th, 2010. Effective March 10th, 2011. Altered the membership of the Commission to include the President of Montgomery College or the President's designee as a designated ex-officio member.
To request a hard copy or an alternative format, please call 240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711, or e-mail DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov.
Support to the Commission is provided by:
Betsy Luecking, Community Outreach Manager
Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I
240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711
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