ABOUT US

HISTORY:

The Veterans Affairs Commission was established by Ordinance 449-82, on September 16, 1982, and is enpowered by Chapter 5, Article XI of the Administrative Code.

PURPOSE AND DUTIES:

The Veterans Affairs Commission shall advise directly the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors on all matters affecting veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States of America, on the problems, interests and needs of veterans who are residents of the City and County of San Francisco, and on the coordination of economic development, health care, and social services programs as they relate to veterans who are residents of the City and County of San Francisco.

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:

The Commission consist of 17 members, all veterans of the US Armed Forces.

12 members shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors and 5 members shall be appointed by the Mayor, as follows: 

(a)   At least three women veterans. The Board of Supervisors shall appoint at least two women members; the Mayor shall appoint at least one women member. 

(b)   The Mayor and Board of Supervisors shall each appoint at least one member who has a physical disability arising from service in the US Armed Forces, in accordance with the definitions applied by the Veterans' Administration.

(c)   All members shall reside in the City and County of San Francisco; the Board of Supervisors may only waive this requirement by ordinance.
 

 

Executive Board:

Appointment

Victor Olivieri, Ph.D., President

BOS Seat #1 (of 12), term expires January 31, 2023.

Ikram Mansori,                  Vice-President

MAYORAL Seat #2 (of 5), term expires January 31, 2023.

Stephen Martin-Pinto, Secretary BOS Seat #7 (of 12), term expires January 31, 2023. 

 

Commissioners:

Victor Olivieri, Ph.D.

BOS Seat #1 (of 12), term expires January 31, 2023.

George Ishikata

BOS Seat #2 (of 12), term expires January 31, 2021.

William Barnickel

BOS Seat #3 (of 12), 2nd term expires January 31, 2024.

Jason Chittavong

BOS Seat #4 (of 12), 2nd term expires January 31, 2023.

Deborah Dacumos

BOS Seat #5 (of 12), 2nd term expiring January 31, 2022.

Courtney Miller

BOS Seat #6 (of 12), term expires January 31, 2024. 

Stephen Martin-Pinto

BOS Seat #7 (of 12), term expires January 31, 2023. 

Douglas Bullard

BOS Seat #8 (of 12), term expires January 31, 2023. 

Hanley Chan

BOS Seat #9 (of 12), 2nd term expires January 31, 2024.

Matthew Brauer

BOS Seat #10 (of 12), 2nd term expires January 31, 2022.

Christopher McDonald

BOS Seat #11 (of 12), term expires January 31, 2023.

Nicholas Rusanoff

BOS Seat #12 (of 12), term expires January 31, 2021.

Raymond Wong

MAYORAL Seat #1 (of 5), term expires January 31, 2023.

Ikram Mansori

MAYORAL Seat #2 (of 5), term expires January 31, 2023.

Myles Tucker

MAYORAL Seat #3 (of 5), term expires January 31, 2023.

Jeff Marshall

MAYORAL Seat #4 (of 5), term expires January 31, 2023.

Joseph Baba

MAYORAL Seat #5 (of 5), term expires January 31, 2022.

 

 

Report:  The Commission shall render an annual written report of its activities to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor.

 

Sunset Date:  None.

 

Additional information relating to the Veterans Affairs Commission may be obtained by reviewing Chapter 5, Article XI of the Administrative Code (Section 5.100, et seq.). 

 

COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS

Board of Supervisors Appointment: persons interested in serving on the Commission may obtain an application from the Board of Supervisors’ website or from the Rules Committee Clerk, located at 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, Room 244, San Francisco, CA 94102-4689. Completed applications should be submitted following the instructions of the Clerk of the Board. All applicants must be residents of San Francisco, unless residency waiver is secured through Board of Supervisors.

Applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be contacted by the Rules Committee Clerk once the Rules Committee Chair determines the date of the hearing to recommend new Commissioners. Members of the Rules Committee will consider the appointment(s) during the public meeting of the Rules Committee where applicant(s) may be asked to state their qualifications. Recommendations for appointment will be forwarded from the Rules Committee to the Board of Supervisors for final approval.

 

Mayoral Appointment: persons interested in serving on the Commission should consult the Mayoral Appointments website and contact the Director of Appointments.

 

Please Note:  Depending upon the posting date, a vacancy may have already been filled. To determine if a vacancy for this Commission is still available, or if you require additional information, please contact the Rules Committee Clerk online or at (415) 554-5184.

                                                                       

 

UPDATED: June 5, 2021