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 Chair and Vice-Chair - 2015
Dan Bullis, Chair • Randy Stone, Vice-Chair
Commission Meeting Documents, Reports and Other Resources
NEW! Commission on Veterans Affairs Meeting - Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Held at Health & Human Services, 401 Hungerford Drive, 1st Floor Large Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850. The Commission will welcome Odeal Scott-Bedford, Strategic Planner, and Jereme Whiteman, Chief of Business Office, DC VA Medical Center, who will discuss the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Choice Program. The Commission will also welcome Swapna Yeluri, Esq., Maryland Legal Aid, who will discuss the Joining Forces Project. 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.
2015: Year of Montgomery County's Veterans and Their Families - Giving Back To Those Who Served Us - In November, 2014 County Executive Isiah Leggett and then County Council President Craig Rice declared that 2015 shall be the year of Montgomery County's Veterans and Their Families. The County is encouraging all of our residents to join us in honoring our veterans and their families for their courage and sacrifice.
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.
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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