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Veterans Advisory Council

Purpose

The council shall operate under and by authority of the board of supervisors, and it shall be its duty to make to the board of supervisors such recommendations from time to time as may be pertinent to the work of the service office, and which in the judgment of the council may be deemed necessary and proper in the furtherance of the work of such office to coordinate the activities of the various veterans organizations; civic, patriotic and fraternal bodies in the interest of veteran welfare. It will meet with the various federal, state and local governmental agencies in securing such aid for veterans or their dependents as provided by law, and will assist in the promotion of such legislation and policy beneficial to the harmony and welfare of the veteran.

Conflict of Interest - No

Composition

The council shall be composed entirely of veterans and members shall be appointed in the following manner: each post, camp or barracks of each veterans’ organization that exists in Placer County, and recognized by the county of Placer, state of California, and which included, but is not limited to, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and American Veterans (Amvets), shall designate one of their members for appointment to the council. The names of the veterans so designated by such veterans’ organizations shall be submitted to the board of supervisors as the duly appointed members of the council. The term of office of the members of the council shall be for a period of one year from the date of their appointment or until their successors shall have been designated and appointed as above provided

Meetings

The council shall hold meetings at least once a month at a designated time and place, such meetings to be called "state meetings". the council shall hold other meetings at the call of the chairman of the council, or upon the written request of any three members of the council.

Compensation

Members of the council shall receive thirty dollars ($30.00) per meeting attended, with a maximum limit on compensation for eighteen (18) meetings per county fiscal year; actual and necessary expenses incidental to the proper execution of their duties and responsibilities, and such necessary traveling and other official expenditures necessitated by their official duties as shall be approved by the board of supervisors.

Contacts

Jonn Melrose, Veterans Services Officer
1000 Sunset Blvd
Rocklin, CA 95765
916-780-3290

Current Members

Seat Name Represents Term Appointed By
1 Courtland Bradbury American Legion #84 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
2 Tony Sanchez DAV #80 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
3 Charles Gray American Legion #192 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
4 Richard Osgood VFW #2003 1-year/replaced Board of Supervisors
5 Michael Hart American Legion #587 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
6 Robert F. Melendrez American Legion #264 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
7 Michael Wolf VFW #3010 1-year/replaced Board of Supervisors
8 Carolyn Macola American Legion #775 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
9 Vacant Seat Vietnam Veterans 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
10 Earl H. Chinnock American Legion #620 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
11 Chuck Spinks VFW #904 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
12 John Schance American Legion #169 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
13 Robert Lightfield Fleet Reserve #230 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
14 Marty Blue VFW #1487 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
15 Larry Guttenberg VFW #9869 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
16 Rick Jones Fleet Reserve #296 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
17 Gary Oliver VFW #11294 1 year/replaced Board of Supervisors
18 Kathleen Shance Bulldog Detachment #1247 1-year/replaced Board of Supervisors
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