THE FORT ORD VETERAN’S
CEMETERY CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thursday, September 8, 2011
1:05 PM – 2:15 PM
Marina Library Community Meeting Room
190 Seaside Circle, Marina
I. Call to Order
Ralph Villar was asked to call the meeting to order at 1:05 PM.
Present – Ralph Villar (District 1), Leonard Ortiz (District 3), James Bogan (District 4), Bill Nye (District 5), Jack Stewart (Vice Chair, United Veterans Council), Abel Quinones (United Veterans Council).
Ex officio – Tim O’Halloran (City of Seaside), Edith Johnsen (Veterans’ Families), Janet Parks (Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation), Tom Mancini (Ft. Ord Reuse Authority), Nicole Charles (representing Assemblymember Bill Monning), Hans Poschman (representing 15th Senate District, Senator Sam Blakeslee), Julian Chacon (representing Representative Sam Farr), Thomas Griffin (Secretary, Monterey County VSO), Wes Morrill (Management Analyst, Monterey County MVAO), Michael McFadden (Recorder, VSO Staff).
Absent – Frank Aguilon (BOS District 2), Juan Sanchez (Military & Veterans Affairs Advisory Commission), Stephen Jorgensen (California Department of Veterans Affairs), Bruce Evans (Ft. Ord Retiree Council),
II. Approval of August 11, 2011, Minutes: Minutes Approved.
III. Public Comments: VSO Tom Griffin introduced Wes Morrill, MAII, as new member
IV. Update on Pertinent Federal Legislative Activities: Julian Chacon. Mr. Chacon’s
counterpart from the D.C. office will be here at our November meeting to represent Sam Farr.
V. Update on Pending State Legislation: Nicole Charles. AB 629 was signed by Governor Brown yesterday.
VI. Update on Endowment Parcel Matters: Jim Cook/Tim O’Halloran. M.O.U. to be
presented Thursday, September 15, and considered by Seaside City Council.
VII. Update regarding FORA Grant: Jonathan Garcia. Final paperwork has been
completed for the grant.
VIII. Report from CCVC Foundation: Janet Parks/Candace Ingram. Janet Parks spoke at Moss Landing on September 3, Labor Day Weekend; raised money for the Cemetery and passed out brochures.
IX. Update from Fundraising Liaison Subcommittee: Edith Johnsen. Ms. Johnsen introduced new brochures, and is encouraging sponsorships for the golf tournament. She has also been receiving donations.
Presentation of Project Status by Horse Park Planners: Beth Palmer with Monterey Downs spoke and made a visual presentation of this project.
X. Additional Discussion Items:
- CAC Sub-Committees/Re-assignments of members. Voting members were
asked to sign up or resign accordingly.
- Look at potential review of CAC Constitution & By-laws. Information was
distributed to voting members. They were asked to review it. This was tabled
until next meeting, October 13, 2011.
XI. Adjournment: 2:15 PM
Respectfully submitted by Thomas H. Griffin, Secretary, ex officio.