Joint Leadership Council of
Veterans Service Organizations

The Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations provides a vehicle for veterans service organizations to collaborate with the Department of Veterans Services on meeting the needs of Virginia's veterans. The Joint Leadership Council is open to one representative from each qualifying veterans service organization in Virginia that chooses to participate. Additional organizations will be added as certification documents are submitted. All veterans organizations are encouraged to join this initiative to support Virginia's veterans and their families, by contacting the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting: The next regular meeting of the Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations
Date/Time: May 21, 2014 at 10 a.m.
Location: American Legion Building, 1708 Commonwealth Ave, Richmond

For more information, please contact:

Steven Combs
(804) 786-0294
Steven.Combs@dvs.virginia.gov

Meeting Schedule for 2014

March 19
May 21
July 16
October 15
December 17

Members

Veteran Service Organization JLC Representative Alternate
Air Force Association Harold Barton Jeff Platte
American Ex-Prisoners of War George Coker  
American Legion Brett Reistad Dale Chapman
AMVETS Richard Mansfield John Sabatini
Association of the U.S. Army Don Kaiserman Robert Sempek
Disabled American Veterans Allan McCroskey David Hawley
Fleet Reserve Association Abe Zino Jeffrey Gilmartin
Korean War Veterans Association John Edwards Tim Whitmore
Legion of Valor of the U.S., Inc. Thomas Richards Rich Rinaldo
Marine Corps League John Prendergast Bruce Steeley
Military Order of the Purple Heart Pete Fairchild James Samuel
Military Order of the World Wars Bill Barrett Bill Townsley
MOAA Stu Williams Vic Pena
NAUS Chip Moran Dan Dennison
Navy Seabee Veterans of America Glenn Rodriguez Frank Driscoll
Non-Commissioned Officers Association Matthew Dailey Richard Schneider
Paralyzed Veterans of America David Coffield  
Reserve Officers Association Carmen Gentile Kelly Niernberger
Roanoke Valley Veterans Council James Clem Dan Karnes
Veterans of Foreign Wars Tom Gimble Dan Boyer
Vietnam Veterans of America George Corbett Charles Montgomery
Virginia Army/Air National Guard Enlisted Associated Robert Huffman Robert Barnette
Virginia National Guard Association Shawn Otto John Velleca
Women Marines Association Marie Juliano  
Chairman of the Board of Veterans Services Thad Jones  
Chairman of the Veterans Services Foundation Rich Schollmann  
Commissioner of Veterans Services Paul Galanti  

2014 JLC Initiatives

The Joint Leadership Council of Veterans Service Organizations (the JLC) adopted its 2014 Initiatives on July 17, 2013.  The initiatives were updated at the December 18, 2013 meeting.

A short summary of each initiative is listed below. Click here for a PDF version of the summary. Click on the Initiative Number to view the JLC position paper in PDF format.

  1. That the Governor and General Assembly support the hiring and retention of DVS claims agents by approving a budget amendment for an additional $500,000 (GF) in FY15 and $500,000 (GF) in FY16. JLC 2014-01

  2. That the Governor and General Assembly support the hiring and retention of veterans by Virginia businesses by continuing base funding for the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program at $450,000 (GF) per fiscal year. JLC 2014-02

  3. That the Governor and General Assembly support the delivery of mental health and rehabilitative services for Virginia veterans, Guardsmen, Reservists, and family members through the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program by approving a budget amendment for an additional $500,000 (GF) in FY15 and $500,000 (GF) in FY16.
    JLC 2014-03


  4. That the Governor and General Assembly increase opportunities for overseas uniformed military voters to participate in elections by enacting legislation to permit the electronic return of absentee ballots.
    JLC 2014-04

  5. That the Governor and the General Assembly support DVS services for homeless veterans by approving a budget amendment for $450,000 (GF) in FY15 and $970,000 (GF) in FY16. JLC 2014-05

  6. That the Governor and General Assembly ensure the needs of Virginia veterans are being met by approving a budget amendment for an additional $190,000 (GF) in FY15 to update the 2010 Virginia Tech report “Assessing the Experiences, Supportive Service Needs and Service Gaps of Veterans in the Commonwealth of Virginia”. JLC 2014-06

  7. That the Governor and General Assembly provide a real property tax exemption for spouses of military service members killed in action by passing a resolution identical to the resolution (HJ551) passed by the 2013 General Assembly and by enacting legislation to place a referendum on the ballot for the November 4, 2014 general election. JLC 2014-07

Annual Reports

JLC 2013 Annual Report (124KB)
JLC 2012 Annual Report (106KB)
JLC 2011 Annual Report (62KB)
JLC 2010 Annual Report (120KB)
JLC 2009 Annual Report (78KB)
JLC 2008 Annual Report (67KB)
JLC 2007 Annual Report (76KB)
JLC 2006 Annual Report (211KB)
JLC 2005 Annual Report (456KB)
JLC 2004 Annual Report (322KB)

Meeting Minutes

DRAFT Minutes March 19, 2014 (250KB)
Minutes October 16, 2013 (287KB)
Minutes August 14, 2013 - JLC-BVS Roundtable (35KB)
Minutes July 17, 2013 (356KB)
Minutes May 22, 2013 (216KB)
Minutes March 20, 2013 (162KB)
Minutes December 19, 2012 (322KB)
Minutes July 11, 2012 (1mb)
Minutes May 23, 2012 (412kb)
Minutes March 28, 2012 (175kb)
Minutes December 20, 2011 (275kb)
Minutes November 9, 2011 (275kb)
Minutes July 13, 2011 (275kb)
Minutes May 18, 2011 (346kb)
Minutes March 23, 2011 (121KB)
Minutes December 21, 2010 (165KB)
Minutes October 21, 2010 (165KB)
Minutes July 21, 2010 (380KB)
Minutes April 21, 2010 (100KB)
Minutes December 22, 2009 (77KB)
Minutes October 14, 2009 (1.02MB)
Minutes August 12, 2009 (158KB)
Minutes May 20, 2009 (323KB)
Minutes March 25, 2009 (307KB)
Minutes December 18, 2008 (52KB)
Minutes October 15, 2008 (248KB)
Minutes August 13, 2008 (61KB)
Minutes May 14, 2008 (73KB)
Minutes March 13, 2008 (70KB)
Minutes December 19,2007 (69KB)
Minutes October 10,2007 (64KB)
Minutes August 8,2007 (48KB)
Minutes May 16, 2007 (37KB)
Minutes March 14, 2007 (50KB)
Minutes Dece,ber 21, 2006 (104KB)
Minutes October, 2006 (83KB)
Minutes August 9, 2006 (75KB)
Minutes May 17, 2006 (71KB)
Minutes March 15, 2006 (59KB)
Minutes September 14, 2005 (67KB)
Minutes July 13, 2005 (52KB)
Minutes May 11, 2005 (51KB)
Minutes February 23, 2005 (43KB)
Minutes January 11, 2005 (24KB)
Minutes December 7, 2004 (46KB)
Minutes September 7, 2004 (48KB)
Minutes June 21, 2004 (62KB)
Minutes March 16, 2004 (54KB)
Minutes October 15, 2003 (23KB)
Minutes December 16, 2003 (25KB)
Minutes September 25, 2003 (82KB)

JLC Conference at the General Assembly

Minutes January 9, 2014 (28KB)
Minutes January 10, 2013 (28KB)
Minutes January 12, 2012 (28KB)
Minutes January 13, 2011 (20KB)
Minutes January 18, 2010 (20KB)
Minutes January 19, 2009 (15KB)
Minutes January 14, 2008 (20KB)

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