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Montgomery County Thanks Our Veterans and Their Families - Honor Their Service; Strengthen Our Community
Commission on Veterans Affairs

Current Chairman and Vice-Chairman - 2017: Dan Bullis, Chairman  •  Randy Stone, Vice-Chairman

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
View current membership list.

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.

Agendas

Next Meeting - Commission on Veterans Affairs Meeting -  Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. **Please note extended meeting time** Held at Health & Human Services Building, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor 1A Conference Room, Rockville. Agenda to be announced. 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 carly.clem@montgomerycountymd.gov

Full Commission Meeting Schedule - Present to June 2018

October 17th, 2017
November 21st, 2017
December 19th, 2017
January 16th, 2018
February 20th, 2018
March 20th, 2018
April 17th, 2018
May 15th, 2018
June 19th, 2018

 

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2016 Annual Report Cover

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2016 Annual Report (PDF)

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. 

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2015 Annual Report Cover

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2015 Annual Report (PDF)

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.

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2014 Annual Report Cover

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2014 Annual Report (PDF)

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.

 

Coming Soon!
 

"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.

 





Staff

Support to the Commission is provided by:

Betsy Luecking, Community Outreach Manager

Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I

240-777-1246 (V), MD Relay 711

DHHSWebsite@montgomerycountymd.gov

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