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.
San Mateo County Boards & Commission page has general information about the Veterans Commission (Member Roster, Commission Details, Terms, etc).
MEETINGS NOTE: due to Covid-19 restrictions Commission meetings will be held online only (until further notice) with a parallel telephone conference (details in the Agenda linked below). To participate in the web meeting please contact Samay Chhun at email@example.com or open the current agenda below to see the link information to the meeting.
Veterans Commission Strategic Plan
Click here to download the 2019 - 2022 Strategic Plan
Veterans Commission 2022 Meetings
NOTE: until further notice all meetings will be conducted using Zoom (see Agenda for details)
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.
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.
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 Ed Kiryczun at firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-802-7930
Veterans Needs Assessment
In 2014 the Veterans Commission conducted an assessment of the Veteran Population in San Mateo County. In 2021 the Commission conducted an update of the assessment. The purpose of these assessments was to better understand the needs of veterans and their family members on our community and how the Veterans Commission could better assist them.