Veterans Advisory Council

Regular 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.

Members

Seat
Name
Represents
Term
Appointed By

1Dustin Byers, ChairAmerican Legion Number 841 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
2Shawn Simmons, Vice ChairAmerican Legion Number 6201 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
3Stephanie Nimitz, SecretaryAmerican Legion Number 5871 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
4John DyerAmerican Legion Number 2641 year/replaced
Board of Supervisors
5Henry SilvaAmerican Legion Number 1921 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
6Carolyn MacolaAmerican Legion Number 7751 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
7John SchanceAmerican Legion Number 1691 year/replaced
Board of Supervisors
8Kathleen Schance

Marine Corps League Det 12471 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
9Donald GoardNavy League1 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
10Christopher AnthonyVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 30101 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
11Maggie DeJesusVeterans of Foreign Wars Post 14871 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
12Lawrence LaverneAmerican Legion Number 841 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors

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.

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

Compensation

Members of the council shall receive $30 per meeting attended, with a maximum limit on compensation for 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.