Central AZ vacant Commissioner position on the Arizona Veterans Service Advisory Commission

Hello Arizona Legionnaires! There is a vacant Commissioner position on the Arizona Veterans Service Advisory Commission and we have been asked for support in getting applicants.

From Peter Kloeber, Col, USAF, Ret.

Chairman

Arizona Veterans’ Service Advisory Commission

“Here are a few details/comments to assist the organization leaders:

Commission’s Mission:

To promote public awareness and enhance the well-being of past and present Arizona service members and their families.

Commission’s Purpose:

In accordance with Arizona Revised Statute 41-602, the Commission shall provide policy advice to the Governor and the Director regarding veterans’ issues.

A few details:

The Commission meets quarterly (Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct) – typically at 10amon the second Thursday of every quarter at the Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services, 3839 N. 3rd Street, unless otherwise indicated.

The Commission consists of nine commissioners. The commissioners are assigned to one of three regions: South, Central, and North. The region boundaries exactly match the boundaries of the three VA Healthcare System in the State. Ideally, it would be good to have the commissioners reside in their respective regions. Currently the Commission has eight appointed commissioners with each residing in their respective region. The Commission currently has one vacant position and ideally, we would like to fill it with an individual from the Central region.

Arizona Revised Statute 41-602 reads, in part:

• An Arizona veterans’ service advisory commission is established consisting of nine members appointed by the governor. Each member shall serve a term of three years.

• Members shall be veterans and shall be appointed from a list of names submitted by each veteran organization in this state holding a charter granted by Congress or recognized by the department as a veterans’ organization that is actively involved in supporting veteran affairs programs in this state. Not more than two members shall be appointed from any one veterans’ organization. Members shall not serve more than two consecutive three year terms.

Application Process:

Boards and Commissions Application: https://bc.azgovernor.gov/bc/form/boards-and-commissions-application

Interested individuals must also have a veterans organization nominate you for the position. They need to send their nomination email to: bc.

Here are the instructions for submitting any other related letters of recommendation via email:

The Governor’s Office welcomes and needs written assessments of the applicants’ skills, expertise, ethics and any other characteristic relevant to an individual’s potential for an appointment. Many applicants solicit letters of reference supporting their efforts at an appointment. However, applicants are advised "more" is not necessarily "better." The Governor’s Office would prefer to receive no more than 10 substantive e-mails regarding each applicant. The preferred means of communicating recommendations to the Governor’s Office is through e-mail. Please direct any such e-mails to: bc.

Thank you for your support,

Pete

Peter Kloeber, Col, USAF, Ret.

Chairman

Arizona Veterans’ Service Advisory Commission
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H: 928.525.0585

C: 928.890.7500