Veterans Advisory Board


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BOARD FUNCTION/PURPOSE​

The Kitsap County Veterans' Advisory Board is made up of 17 volunteers from throughout the county who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. All members must be veterans of military or merchant marine service honorably discharged.  A simple majority of the council are members of local chapters of national recognized veterans organizations.

The Veterans Advisory Board is chartered to advise County Commissioners on matters affecting local indigent veterans. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings and a longer annual retreat. Members also help coordinate the Veteran Stand Down events in April and September, and the annual The Unforgotten Run to Tahoma ceremony on Memorial Day weekend honoring the unclaimed remains of deceased veterans. The Veterans Advisory Board is also active with local Veterans Day and military appreciation ceremonies.


Veterans Advisory Board 2024 Work Plan

Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program

Veterans Advisory Board Members ​Term Ending
​Harry Gilger​12/31/24
​George Holden
12/31/23
Tatiane Simons12/31/24
Joseph Kochera12/31/23
​Ron Valencia
12/31/25
Bob Theal12/31/25
​Peggy Roy
12/31/24
Danny Piper
​12/31/25
Richard Raymond, 2023 Vice Chair
​12/31/25
Samantha D'Anella
12/31/24
​Brian Davis​12/31/26
Branden Davis
12/31/25
​Jayme DeGooyer, 2023 Chair
​12/31/26
Mark Lowe
12/31/26
Matthew Shillingburg
12/31/24
Carlos Trujillo
12/31/25
Bill Martin
12/31/25

 

Veterans Relief Fund Performance Reports

2023
Previous Year Relief Fund Reports
thru 1/31/24
2023​

2022​

2021​

2020​














​Meeting Time

Second Wednesday of every
month, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Location

Veterans Advisory Board meetings are now being held both in-person and virtually via Zoom.

Olympic College, Bremerton 

Building 4, Room 129
View the campus map here.

Join the Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 834 6002 9859
Password: 116863
Phone in: +1 253 215 8782

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2024 Agenda Packets

January 10

February 13 - via Zoom only
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Previous Year Agendas

2023

2022

2021
2020
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Contact Us

Rick Becker, Veterans Assistance Program and Advisory Board Coordinator
360-337-4811
rbecker@kitsap.gov

FAX: 360-337-5721