We want YOU! Are you a veteran or someone who works with veterans, who lives or works in San Mateo County? Consider applying to serve on our County of San Mateo - Government Veterans Commission – the deadline is September 1, 2017! Applications can be found at http://bnc.smcgov.org/webforms/application-boards-commissions-and-committees. A little information about our Veterans Commission: established in 2015, it consists of 11 voting Commissioners and 2 alternate Commissioners. The Commission advises and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, implements an annual work plan, provides a public forum for input from the veterans community to identify unmet needs, works with existing veteransŐ advocacy and service organizations to help coordinate systems of care and benefits, and takes positions pertaining to federal, state and local policies, programs and procedures and any legislation affecting veterans and their families, and to fulfill other duties and engage in activities as directed by the Board of Supervisors. They were also the driving force behind our annual Veteran of the Year Luncheon (which will be held on November 9, 2017).