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Advisory Committee

Advisory Committee Announcement

Date: Friday, March 8, 2024 @8am
Location: VFW Post 8547, 22616 Alessandro Blvd., Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Presenters:
Amado C. Salinas II - Judge Advocate, American Legion Department of California
Livier (Livy) Lazaro – Commander, VFW Post 7420 (Don Diego Post)

Topic: “Deported and Repatriated Veterans”
- Learn about our non-U. S. citizen veterans who are deported, familiarization of the process, impact on their families and veteran benefits.
- Case work and advocacy by Veteran Service Organizations.
- Related Legislation.
- Reestablishment of earned benefits, programs, services and support for returning veterans.

Breakfast refreshments will be provided at no cost. 

The Veterans Advisory Committee (VAC) was established by County Resolution #79-214 (superseded by Resolution #2001-322) to:

  • Keep the Board of Supervisors informed of problems affecting veterans and advising the Board of appropriate action to resolve such problems.
  • Help unify veterans groups in the overall interest of all veterans of Riverside County.
  • Serve as the basic support group for the Riverside National Cemetery.
  • Assist in the orderly return of veterans to civilian life by protecting their rights while they are uniform.
  • Advise and assist the County Veterans’ Service Office in the rehabilitation of veterans through existing employment services, education, insurance, housing and hospitalization programs and other veterans benefits.
  • Act as a liaison between veterans and county government in conjunction with the Veterans' Service Officer.
  • Keep the public aware of the problems and needs of veterans who fought and served to preserve our way of life.

Committee Composition:

  • 5 Supervisorial Appointees
  • 6 At-Large Members
  • 1 Ex Officio Member (Chairman, Riverside National Cemetery Support Committee)
  • Any “Medal of Honor” Recipients (Honorary Voting Members)
  • Staff Advisor is the Director of the Riverside County Department of Veterans’ Services

Monthly Meeting:


Every 1st Thursday of the month @6pm (excluding July). Locations vary throughout Riverside County or via Zoom online when announced. Scheduled for 1 hour duration. Open-to-the-public.

Annual Steering Committee Meeting:

 

  • The month of July, closed-session, usually 1 ½ to 2 hours duration.
  • Develop the monthly meeting schedule for the next 12 months.
  • Propose, discuss and assign future projects (i.e. Outreach Activities, Events, Trips and Tours).
  • Election of Chairman, Vice Chairman and any nominated At-Large vacancies to be filled.
  • Review nominations for the on the David Goldware “Friend of the Veteran” Award (Individual and Business).

Supervisorial Appointees

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Michael L. Sheehan

Albert R. Mendoza Sr.

U.S. AIR FORCE
District I
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Donald Farmer

Donald Farmer

U.S. AIR FORCE (Retired)
District II
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Arthur "Artie" Allen

Arthur "Artie" Allen III (Chairman)

U.S. MARINE CORPS (Retired)
District III
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Michael L. Sheehan

Steven J. Waggoner

U.S. NAVY (Veteran)
District IV
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Anita  Worthen

U.S. ARMY (Spouse)
District  V

At Large Appointees

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Richard Chalupnik

Richard Chalupnik

U.S. AIR FORCE  VETERAN
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Michael L. Sheehan

William Corr

U.S. ARMY (Retired)
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Ray Parker

Ray Parker

U.S. NAVY (Veteran)
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Michael L. Sheehan

Guillermo Valdez

U.S. NAVY (Retired)

 

 

 

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John Z. Hernandez

John Hernandez

U.S. MARINE CORPS (Retired)

 

 

 

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Eve Markovich

U.S. NAVY (Veteran)