MISSION STATEMENT

The Veterans Commission promotes programs and policies that address the unmet needs of veterans in San Mateo County.

MEETINGS & LOCATION

The Commission shall establish the time and place of its regular meetings, shall meet at least 6 times a year, unless otherwise determined by a majority vote of the Commission.

MEMBER ROSTER

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP TITLE APPOINTED EXPIRES Representing
Supervisor Warren Slocum Supervisor n/a n/a Board of Supervisors
Norman Aleman Liaison n/a n/a Human Services
George Smith Member 06/27/2017 6/30/2018 San Mateo
Brandon Jones Member 08/08/2017 6/30/2018 Redwood City
Mark Leach Member 11/3/2015 6/30/2018 San Mateo
Paul Scherf Member 11/3/2015 6/30/2018 Menlo Park
Myra Weiher Member 11/3/2015 6/30/2018 Redwood City
Kai Martin Member 11/3/2015 6/30/2018 Pacifica
Ron Dickson Member 11/3/2015 6/30/2020 Foster City
Fred Baer Member 11/3/2015 6/30/2020 Foster City
Alfred Banfield Member 11/3/2015 6/30/2020 South San Francisco
Francisco Oliva Member 11/3/2015 6/30/2020 Redwood City
Jacob Pletcher Member 12/13/2016 6/30/2020 Redwood City
VACANT Alternate   6/30/2018 San Mateo
VACANT Alternate   6/30/2020 San Mateo
 

MEMBERSHIP

The Commission shall consist of eleven voting members who shall be residents of the County of San Mateo, work in the County, or provide services, which target and benefit veterans residing in the County.

TERMS

For the initial appointment of members, six members shall be appointed to serve three year terms and five members shall be appointed to serve two year terms. Thereafter, each of the terms shall be three year terms. Upon the conclusion of a term, a member may be reappointed subject to a maximum of four full three year terms.

DUTIES

To advise and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors; to develop and implement an annual work plan; to provide a public forum for input from the veterans community to identify unmet needs; to work with existing veterans’ advocacy and service organizations to help coordinate systems of care and benefits; to act as an advocate for veterans, taking positions pertaining to federal, state and local policies, programs, procedures and any legislation affecting veterans and their families; and to fulfill other duties and engage in other activities as directed by the Board of Supervisors.

APPOINTING AUTHORITY

Board of Supervisors

COMPENSATION

None

COUNSEL

John D. Nibbelin, Chief Deputy County Counsel
Office of the County Counsel
400 County Center, 6th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
 

AUTHORITY

Resolution No. 73812;  Resolution No. 74159