AUBURN, CALIF. – The Placer County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday concurred with the selection of Richard Buckman as the Veterans Services Office for Placer County. Buckman, a 21-year United States Army veteran, is currently the Veterans Services Officer for Mendocino County and has worked with veterans for more than 11 years.
“We are lucky to have a person with the breadth of experience that Richard brings to this position,” said Placer County Chief Executive Officer Tom Miller. “We have a high regard for the veterans who reside in the County and our hiring of Rich will ensure that veterans get the assistance they deserve.”
Buckman will begin his duties with Placer County on May 22, 2006. He will be replacing Fred Murphy, who is retiring.
The mission of the Placer County Veterans Services Office is to promote the interests and welfare of veterans and their dependants and survivors, and to enhance their quality of life through counseling, education, claims assistance and advocacy.
“I am looking forward to new and exciting challenges while working with the county, veterans and the Veterans Service Organizations located in Placer County,” said Buckman. “And, as an avid bicycle rider I am also excited about the opportunity to explore beautiful parts of the country on two wheels.”
Assistance for veterans is available at the Auburn and Roseville offices. In Auburn, the office is located at 2995 First St. from 8 a.m. until noon, and 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The phone number is 530-889-7968. In Roseville, appointments for services can be made by calling (916) 784-6127.