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Dickinson County Veterans Affairs Commission Board Representative Needed

April 28, 2017

Board Representative Needed

Dickinson County is seeking applicants to consider for appointment to the Dickinson County Veterans Affairs Commission.  Applications are available from the Dickinson County Auditor, or on the county website at: www.dickinsoncountyiowa.org.   All applications for consideration of the current opening should be submitted to the Auditor’s office by Friday, June 9, 2017 by noon. All applicants must read the Dickinson County Appointment Policy and the Conflict of Interest Policy.

Commission of Veteran Affairs:  Overview

3 year term – appointment starts July 1, 2017

Monthly meeting –in the Dickinson County Courthouse.

The Dickinson County Veteran Affairs Commission consists of 3 commissioners, however Iowa Code states the commission shall consist of either 3 or 5 persons, as determined by the board of supervisors, all of whom shall be veterans as defined in Section 35.1. If possible, each member of the commission shall be a veteran of a different military action. However, this qualification does not preclude membership to a veteran who served in more than one of the military actions.

Commissioners are responsible for the following:

  1. Have an understanding of VA programs and options available to veterans and their family.
  2. Obtain and maintain certification as a County Commissioner.
  3. Oversee assistance given to poor and needy veterans and their family.
  4. Assist with applications to Iowa Veterans Home.
  5. Spread the word about VA programs and services throughout the County.
  6. Refer veterans and family to VA Director for services of programs both VA related and Non-VA.

  For more information, please contact either  the Dickinson County Auditor @ 336-3356, or email lpedersen@co.dickinson.ia.us or Dickinson County Veteran Affairs Director @336-0883, or amiller@co.dickinson.ia.us