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210707 - Minutes, Veterans Advisory Committee Minutes from the Veteran’s Advisory Committee Meeting No. 7, July 7, 2021 Call to Order The meeting, at 100 West Washington Street, Suite 1301 (1st Floor), Hagerstown MD, started at 6:33 p.m. A quorum was present. The presiding officer was Chair Jake Demers. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. Members present or absent. Chair Jacob (Jake) Demers Vice Chair Starlene Hamilton—excused William Ruland, Secretary Laura Lane-Unsworth Commissioner Jeff Cline Teresa Spruill Stephanie Pulver—travel delay Victoria Sterling, Behavioral Health Rep. Matt Breeding by phone Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs (position currently vacant) Other attendees: none Agenda for the night Call to Order, Quorum call, Pledge of Allegiance President Jacob Demers presiding Reading and approval of the minutes of last meeting Old business 1. Veteran Memorabilia Project —Discuss what action, if any, the VAC needs to take with respect to this project. 2. Any further actions on the transit ID issue or is this issue closed? 3. Close the meeting per the Open Meetings Act rules. 4. Discuss the nominations for the replacement on the committee and, if approved by the VAC, forward the recommendations to the County Commissioners. 5. Re-open the meeting. New business 1. Subcommittees or areas of responsibility; General Discussion 2. Agenda for next meeting? Adjourn Approval of the minutes The minutes for the June 2, 2021, meeting was sent to the Committee prior to this meeting. A motion was made and seconded and the minutes were accepted by unanimous vote without modification. Old Business 1. Korean Veterans Memorabilia Project—Commissioner Cline agreed to discuss this with the commissioners and Ms. Hogan on July 24. 2. Transit ID—Bill Ruland to contact Kevin to see if any future action is needed. 3. At 7:00 p.m, meeting was closed to discuss recommendations to a replacement to the VAC (see attached Presiding Officer’s written statement). 4. At 7:06 p.m., the meeting was reopened. New Business 1. The VAC discussed the need to reach out to local veterans’ organizations. Teresa reported that it can be difficult to get the organizations to respond. Jake suggested that we send a letter to those organizations. The letter will be discussed at the next meeting. Adjourn The meeting was adjourned based on a motion, seconded, and unanimously approved.