July 22, 2020

For Immediate Release

County Veterans Commission Seeks Nominees for Annual Honors

Awards include Veteran of the Year, Patriot of the Year & Enterprise of the Year

 

Redwood City — The San Mateo County Veterans Commission is seeking nominations for its annual awards which honor individuals and organizations for their notable commitment and significant effort to improve the quality of life for those who served our country.

The nominations, which are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 28, 2020, are in three categories: Veteran of the Year, Patriot of the Year and Enterprise of the Year. Honorees will be recognized on Nov. 10, 2020 at the fifth annual Veteran of the Year ceremony which this year will be held virtually and broadcast online.

Nominee qualifications include:

· Veteran of the Year: Must be a veteran, a San Mateo County resident and honorably discharged from a U.S. Armed Forces branch;

· Enterprise of the Year: any for‐profit or not‐for‐profit enterprise that has significant operation in San Mateo County;

· Patriot of the Year Award: a non‐veteran and a San Mateo County resident.

Nomination forms are available at http://hsa.smcgov.org/nomination-forms-and-publications. Nominations can also be submitted electronically by following these links:

Veteran of the Year: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5666903/Veteran-of-the-Year-Nomination-form-2020

Patriot of the Year: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5672569/Patriot-of-the-Year-Nomination-form-2020

Enterprise of the Year: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5672567/Enterprise-of-the-Year-Nomination-Form-2020

 

BACKGROUND: The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors established the Veterans Commission in June 2015 with a mission to promote programs and policies that address the unmet needs of veterans in the county. Established in 1946, the San Mateo County Veterans Services Office (CVSO) assists veterans in accessing state and federal benefits that help veterans, their spouses and family members. The CVSO also provides information and referrals to a wide range of services and connects veterans to programs such as the California Veteran College Fee Waiver for veterans and dependents.