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HISTORY:

The Veterans Affairs Commission was authorized by City administrative code 449-82, on September 16 , 1982.

PURPOSE AND DUTIES:

Hold hearings and submit recommendations to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor regarding the problems, interest and needs of veterans.

Make recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors concerning the coordination of economic development healthcare and social services programs as they relate to veterans who are residents of the City and county of San Francisco.

MEMBERSHIP:

City Charter dictates that there be 17 Veterans Affairs Commissioners; twelve of whom are appointed by the Board of Supervisors (BoS), and five appointed by the Mayor.

A minimum of three appointees must be female veterans; two BoS appointees, and one Mayoral appointee.

A minimum of two appointees must be veterans who have a Veterans Administration recognized disability, arising from their military service; one BoS appointee; one Mayoral.

The Commission is currently in compliance with such special designation appointments.

CURRENT COMMISSIONERS:

Executive Board: Appointment Data
Stephen S. Noetzel, Commissioner and President
Michael Maffei, Commissioner and Vice President
Lee Burnette, Commissioner and Secretary to the Commission
BOS Seat #8 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/15
BOS Seat #9 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/16
BOS Seat #3 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/15
Sitting Commissioners:
Comm. Regalado Baldonado
Comm. John Caldera
Comm. Deborah Dacumos
Comm. John W. Gallagher
Comm. Dottie Guy
Comm. Angela Jenkins
Comm. Dwane Kennedy
Comm. Jeff Marshall  
Comm: Eduardo Ramirez
Comm. R. Bruce Smith
Comm. Jordan Towers
Comm. Ann Weeby
Comm. Edwin A. Wilkerson
Comm. Raymond Wong

BOS Seat #11 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/15
BOS Seat #4 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/15
BOS Seat #5 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/14
BOS Seat #6 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/16
BOS Seat #12 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/17
BOS Seat #10 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/18
BOS Seat #2 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/17
MAYORAL Appt. exp: 1/31/15
BOS Seat #1 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/15
MAYORAL Appt. exp 5/14/14
MAYORAL Appt. exp: 1/31/15
BOS Seat #7 (of 12), Appt. exp: 1/31/15
MAYORAL Appt. exp: 1/31/15

Vacancies:
Currently VACANT: One (Mayoral appointed) seat

Below is a standard Commissioner Application form. Applicants must be veterans of US military Service, and residents of San Francisco. Further information on Term Expiration Dates for current Commissioners is available from the CENTRALIZED COMMISSION, TASK FORCE, COMMITTEE DATABASE which is maintained within the ‘311’ system. To access this information, click on the ‘311’ icon (at left) and follow prompts.-->

Veterans Affairs Commissioner Application Form

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