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Cemetery Citizens Advisory Committee


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In February 2007 the Monterey County Board of Supervisors created the Veterans’ Cemetery Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC) to the County Redevelopment and Housing Authority. This Committee was created to be the community’s voice in the development of a plan to develop a way to identify and develop the funds necessary to make the endowment fund created by AB 1335.

Voting members:
James Bogan (Chairman)
Jack Stewart (Vice Chair)
Ralph Villar (1st District Representative)
Rick Martin (2nd District representative)
Lionardo Ortiz (3rd District Representative)
Ralph Sirtak (4th District Representative)
Bill Nye (5th District Representative)

Ex-officio members (representing):
Sid Williams (Monterey County Military & Veterans Advisory Commission)
Janet Parks (Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Foundation)
J.P. Nunn (Fort Ord Retiree Council)
Edith Johnson (Veterans’ Families)
Tom Mancini (Fort Ord Reuse Authority)
Tim O’Halloran (City of Seaside)
Sonja Arndt (Congressman Sam Farr)
Nicole Charles (Assemblyman William Monning)
Taina Vargas-Edmond (Assemblyman Mark Stone)
Steve Jorgensen (CALVET)

Support Staff:
Wes Morrill (County of Monterey, Military & Veterans Affairs Office)



For additional information,  call 384-9400 or fax 647-7618, or use the following form to submit an inquiry or suggestion regarding the cemetery plans and design:


Development Master Plan Final Draft (.pdf)


Master Plan Appendices (.pdf)

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