Veterans Commission

As the results of the 2014 Veterans Needs Assessment conducted by the County and the recommendation of the Board of Supervisors, the Veterans Commission was created to address the needs of the over 33,000 veterans and their families living in San Mateo County.  The Commission is charged with recommending programs, plans, procedures and policies that facilitate their access to critical benefits and services and address areas of unmet needs.

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.

Veterans Commission 2017 Meetings

Month Date Location      
January 1/09/2017

400 Harbor Blvd., Building B

Belize Room, Belmont, CA

Agenda Minutes Handouts
March 3/13/2017

400 Harbor Blvd., Building B

Belize Room, Belmont, CA

Agenda Minutes Handouts
May 5/08/2017

400 Harbor Blvd., Building B

Belize Room, Belmont, CA

Agenda Minutes Handouts
July 7/10/2017

400 Harbor Blvd., Buidling B

Belize Room, Belmont, CA

Agenda Minutes Handouts
September 9/11/2017

400 Harbor Blvd., Building B

Belize Room, Belmont, CA

Agenda Minutes Handouts
November 11/13/2017

400 Harbor Blvd., Building B

Belize Room, Belmont, CA

Agenda Minutes Handouts

Veterans Commission 2016 Meetings

Month Date Location      

January

1/11/2016

400 Harbor Blvd, Belize Room, Belmont, CA

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Minutes

Handouts 

March

3/14/2016

400 Harbor Blvd, Belize Room, Belmont, CA

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Minutes

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April-Special Meeting

4/11/16 400 Harbor Blvd, Belize Room, Belmont, CA Agenda Minutes Handouts

May

5/9/2016

400 Harbor Blvd, Belize Room, Belmont, CA

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July

7/11/2016

400 Harbor Blvd, Belize Room, Belmont, CA

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Minutes

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September

9/12/2016

400 Harbor Blvd, Belize Room, Belmont, CA

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November

11/14/2016

400 Harbor Blvd, Belize Room, Belmont, CA

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Veterans Commission 2015 Meetings

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Date

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November

11/16/15

455 County Center, Board Chambers, Redwood City, CA   

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Membership

The Commission shall consist of nine (9) voting members and two (2) alternates 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.  

TERM

For the initial appointment of members, five (5) members shall be appointed to serve three (3) year terms and four (4) members shall be appointed to serve two (2) year terms. Thereafter, each of the terms shall be three (3) year terms. Upon the conclusion of a term, a member may be reappointed subject to a maximum of four (4) full three (3) 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

 

Questions regarding the Veterans Commission please contact Norman Aleman at naleman@smcgov.org or 650-802-7501