Commission on Veterans Affairs                                                                                       Watch Homefront

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Wayne Miller, Chair • Robert Koffman, Vice-Chair

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Agendas

Next Meeting:  Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs Meeting - Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 from 6pm to 7:30pm. Given the concerns of the coronavirus, the Commission will be meeting virtually via Zoom.  Please view the agenda for instructions on how to join the meeting. The Commission will have a discussion on renormalizing with updates and strategy for mental wellness outreach to Veterans and their families.  The Commission will also hear a presentation from the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs on accessing Veterans benefits specialist services.  If you have any further questions, please contact Betsy Luecking at 240-418-4865 (V), via MD Relay at 711, or e-mail   Betsy.Luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov .

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.

Meeting Accessibility Notice: Sign language interpreter services and other auxiliary aids or services will be provided upon request with as much advance notice as possible, preferably at least three (3) full business days before the meeting/event. To request any other reasonable accommodation or to advise us of any dietary considerations, please contact Betsy Luecking at 240-418-4865 (V) or via MD Relay at 711 or send a request to   Betsy.Luecking@montgomerycountymd.gov .  Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs.

Boards/Committees/Commissions (B/C/C) Inclement Weather Policy:

  • If Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) open late, B/C/C morning meetings are cancelled.
  • If MCPS closes early, or if afternoon or evening activities are cancelled, B/C/C afternoon and evening meetings are cancelled.
  • If MCPS is closed all day, all B/C/C meetings for that day and evening will be cancelled.

Full Commission Meeting Schedule - 2021

The Commission does not meet in July or August - meetings may occur if requested by the Chair
September 21st, 2021
October 19th, 2021
November 16th, 2021
December 21st, 2021 

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COVER: Commission on Veterans Affairs 2021 Annual Report

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2021 Annual Report  (PDF)

Highlights include Mental and Physical Wellness Services for Montgomery County Veterans; Commission During Black History Month, Establishes Virtual Tribute to Honor 29 County Residents Who Served Country; Commission Honors County’s Fallen Heroes From Military Action Dating Back to World War I with Online Tributes of Bios and Photos; Commission Honors Vietnam War and Vietnam Era Veterans with Tributes as Vietnam Veterans Day is Celebrated Monday, March 29; Commission Seeking Additions to its Virtual Tribute to County Veterans as Veterans Day Approaches on Nov. 11; Commission's Veterans Day Display Cases at Rockville Memorial Library and Silver Spring Civic Building; Juneteenth Celebration - Office of Human Rights; FY23 Operating Budget Priorities; Statement on the FY22 County Budget; How to Enroll in VA Healthcare; VA Mental Health Resources; VA Silver Spring Vet Center Support Services; Montgomery County Veterans Affairs Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) Information Sheet; ServingTogether/Warrior Canine Connection; Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Easterseals; Montgomery College Combat2College; Key Contacts for the VA and Other Resources; Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs Quick Reference Guide and Service Program Office Locations; Montgomery County Fallen Heroes History; Projected Number of Veterans in Montgomery County, Maryland; Commission Presentations for 2020 - 2021; and How to Contact Your County Elected Officials

COVER: Commission on Veterans Affairs 2020 Annual Report

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2020 Annual Report  (PDF)

Highlights include Montgomery Parks completes fully accessible boat launch at Seneca Landing; County Council Veterans Day proclamation; Commission seeks additions to its virtual tribute to County Veterans; Black History Month virtual tribute; honoring Vietnam War and Vietnam Era Veterans; how to enroll in VA healthcare; VA mental health resources; VA Silver Spring Vet Center support services; Montgomery County VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC); key contacts for the VA and other resources; Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) resources and service program office locations; Montgomery County fallen heroes history; Commission statement on the FY21 County budget and policy issues for FY22; and population statistics and employment data on the County's Veteran population.

COVER: Commission on Veterans Affairs 2019 Annual Report

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2019 Annual Report  (PDF)

Highlights include information on PTSD Awareness month; VA mental health; VA Silver Spring Vet Center services; how to enroll in VA healthcare; Montgomery County VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC); funding for accessible launch at Riley's lock; key contacts for the VA and other resources; Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) Resources; Montgomery County fallen heroes history; Montgomery County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall dedication one-year anniversary; Commission policy priorities for fiscal year 2021;  employment data and population statistics on the County's Veteran population; and County Veteran timeline 2008 to 2019.

COVER: Commission on Veterans Affairs 2018 Annual Report

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2018 Annual Report  (PDF)

Highlights include information on the new VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in Montgomery County; the County's Vietnam Veterans Memorial; the County's Fallen Heroes Memorial; Riley's Lock and accessible launch funding; dedication of "The Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall" at Silver Spring Civic Building; Leggett honored at County's Black History Month Celebration; the Commission's transition plan for elected officials; a timeline of accomplishments from 2008 to 2018; key contacts for the VA and other Veteran resources; and employment data and statistics on the County's Veteran population. 

COVER: Commission on Veterans Affairs 2017 Annual Report

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2017 Annual Report  (PDF)

Highlights include information on the Montgomery County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) and how to enroll in VA healthcare; a County Veteran Timeline of accomplishments from 2009 to 2017; a snapshot of Veterans Behavioral Health Services; key contacts for the VA, the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, and other Veteran resources; and employment data and statistics on the County's Veteran population. 

COVER: Commission on Veterans Affairs 2016 Annual Report

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2016 Annual Report  (PDF)

Highlights include the Montgomery County 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.

COVER: Commission on Veterans Affairs 2015 Annual Report

Commission on Veterans Affairs 2015 Annual Report  (PDF)

Highlights include the Honor & Gratitude event saluting Montgomery County's Vietnam Veterans; announcement of a Montgomery County Community-Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC); VASH 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.

COVER: Commission on Veterans Affairs 2014 Annual Report

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.

 

LOGO: Montgomery County Thanks Our Veterans And Their Families. Honor Their Service. Strengthen Our Community.Staff

Support to the Commission is provided by:

Betsy Luecking, Community Outreach Manager
Carly Clem, Administrative Specialist I
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