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:
Current Chair and Vice-Chair - 2016
Dan Bullis, Chair • Randy Stone, Vice-Chair
Commission on Veterans Affairs Meeting - Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location to be determined. 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 email@example.com.
NEW! Leggett Seeks Applicants for Commission on Veterans Affairs - County Executive Isiah Leggett is seeking applicants to fill five vacancies on the Commission on Veterans Affairs. Two vacancies are for members representing the general public, and three vacancies are for veterans who may be members of veterans groups such as the Vietnam Veterans of America, American Veterans (AMVETS), Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Women Veterans of America, American Legion, or Military Order of the Purple Heart. Two incumbents are eligible to apply for reappointment. Members serve three year terms without compensation, but are eligible for reimbursement for travel and dependent care for meetings attended. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM in Rockville. Applications are accepted online. Visit the above link for more information. The deadline for application is November 4, 2016.
Veterans Choice Program - If a Veteran is already enrolled in VA health care, the Choice Program allows them to receive health care within their community if they meet eligibility criteria. Veterans can also have Choice prescriptions filled at the VA pharmacy via fax. For details please review Veterans Network Directory - Healthcare.
The Honor & Gratitude Salute to Vietnam Veterans was held on October 24, 2015 at the Universities at Shady Grove. Over 200 Vietnam Veterans and a crowd of over 800 attended this event that was planned to honor the service of Vietnam Veterans and Vietnam Era veterans. The event is viewable on YouTube at: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=z8qYy7nXksY.
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.
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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