Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee
About the Committee
|Duties:||The Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee shall perform the following:
A. Serve as a source of information related to the status, resources and services available within the El Paso community to the City's large veteran population.
B. Identify and review the entire range of services currently available to veterans and recommend ways to strengthen such services, to include the promotion of collaboration among Service Providers.
C. Evaluate and recommend programs, policies and practices designed to alleviate veterans' difficulties in meeting basic needs related to transportation, housing, employment and other areas affecting veterans in the city.
D. Stimulate awareness among the public and private sector of veterans' full potential and of the importance of veterans' contributions to the sustainability and development of our community.
E. Report status of activities to City Council on a semi-annual basis.
|Qualifications:||The persons appointed to this Committee shall either be veterans of the United States Armed Forces or the spouses or domestic partners of a veteran and should have an interest in improving the everyday life of our military veterans.
|Seats:||A. The Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee (VAAC) shall consist of nine members appointed by the Mayor and each City Council Representative. B. The El Paso County Veteran’s Affairs Coordinator shall be an ex-officio member of the Committee and serve in an advisory capacity to the Committee.
|Term:||The terms of office shall be for two years. Appointments to vacancies that occur other than by expiration of a member's term of office shall be filled by appointment by the Mayor and City Council for the remainder of the unexpired term.
|Term Limits:||Members shall not serve more than two consecutive terms.
||Community & Human Development Department|
|Meeting times:||See Annual Meeting Schedule.
City Council Chambers, City 1, 300 N. Campbell
(Subject to Change – See Agenda for Current Meeting Location)
Division of Veteran and Military Affairs
Community and Human Development
801 Texas Ave., 3rd Floor
El Paso, Texas 79901
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Housing Services Division
Foster Grandparent Program
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program