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.


Appointed By

1Courtland BradburyAmerican Legion Number 841 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
2Tony SanchezDAV Number 801 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
3Charles GrayAmerican Legion Number 1921 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
4Thomas HiattVeterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Number 20031 year/replaced
Board of Supervisors
5Stephanie NimitzAmerican Legion Number 5871 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
6John DyerAmerican Legion Number 2641 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
7Lynn H McGrathVFW Number 30101 year/replaced
Board of Supervisors
8Carolyn MacolaAmerican Legion Number 7751 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
9Vacant SeatVietnam Veterans1 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
10Earl H. ChinnockAmerican Legion Number 6201 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
11Chuck SpinksVFW Number 9041 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
12John SchanceAmerican Legion Number 1691 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
13Robert LightfieldFleet Reserve Number 2301 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
14Michelle SmithVFW Number 14871 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
15Larry GuttenbergVFW Number 98691 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
16Rick JonesFleet Reserve Number 2961 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors
17Gary OliverVFW Number 112941 year/replaced
Board of Supervisors
18Kathleen ShanceBulldog Detachment Number 12471 year/replaced

Board of Supervisors

19Charles PetersenNavy League1 year/replacedBoard of Supervisors


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.


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


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.