Monterey County Military and Veterans Affairs Advisory Commission
Minutes of Meeting July 13, 2011
Sid Williams, Commission Chair, called the meeting to order at 3 pm.
Members present: Sid Williams, Tom Davis, Juan Sanchez, Ralph Villar, James Bogan, Charlie Eskridge, Bruce Evans, Frank Aguillar, Ron Holland.
Excused: Abel Quinones. Richard Barratt
Quorum of members present.
Minutes from 11 May 2011 meeting read/approved.
NO PUBLIC COMMENTS.
Report from the Chair, Sid Williams. Tom Griffin introduced Michael McFadden as new VSO staff member.
Unfinished Business: None.
New Business: VSO was asked if he has considered moving from the Courthouse to the Coastal Offices Building on Fort Ord. VSO responded that some space was offered but because the Permits Department was not desirous of giving up all their space (even though no longer occupying it), the offered space was insufficient/not acceptable; VSO stated he was not considering moving into less than what is currently the VSO office.
Veteran of the Year Nominations: VSO has received 11 nominations. It was motioned/seconded/approved to extend the nomination deadline to July 31, and that the Commission meet on Aug. 3 at 3 pm to select honorees for VOY
Commission Members’ Comments: Ralph Villar suggested that veterans take advantage of the Fisher House in Palo Alto. It was also suggested that clients who are taking the van that goes to Palo Alto should try and make their appointments between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to allow for travel time.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:25pm.
Next Meeting: August 3 at 3 pm at VTC. This is the special meeting to select VOY honorees.
Next Regular Meeting: September 14, 2011, 3 pm at VTC.
Respectfully Submitted by Tom Griffin, VSO, ex officio, Secretary
Prepared by Michael M. McFadden
Principal Office Assistant
Military and Veterans Affairs Office