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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 Veteranís 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 four 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.
Contact:  Paul Albright
Contact Office: Community and Human Development
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:  915-212-1654
Meeting times:  City Hall 1, 300 N. Campbell - Council Chambers - 11:00 A.M.
Please see schedule below for 2017 meeting dates (Subject to change)
Bylaws: VAAC Bylaws

Enabling Ordinance(s)/Resolution(s):   Resolution 05-05-2015   Resolution 11-10-2020  

Meeting Agendas    Meeting Minutes

 MEMBER LIST (Reflects City appointments only)

Date Appointed

Date Expires Appointed By Type
Biegel, Bruce 11/14/2017 6/9/2021 District 6 R
Butler, Laura A 3/31/2020 5/4/2021 District 5 R
Daniel, Reginald 11/12/2019 6/29/2021 District 4 R
Hopper, Tephanie 3/2/2021 9/7/2021 District 1 R
Jackson, Hope 8/6/2019 7/20/2021 District 2 R
Lehr, Lance 11/14/2017 6/15/2021 Mayor R
Montelongo, Efren 11/14/2017 6/9/2019 -other- R
Parrott, Don 1/21/2020 9/5/2021 District 3 R
Rotti, Justin 3/17/2020 10/19/2021 District 7 R
VACANT District 8 R