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File #: 20-509    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 6/29/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 4
On agenda: 7/7/2020 Final action: 7/7/2020
Title: Recommendation for the appointment and reappointments to the San Mateo County Veterans Commission, each as a member for a term ending June 30, 2023: A) Donna Vaillancourt, Redwood City, appointment for a first full term; and B) Fred Baer, Foster City, reappointment for a second full term; and C) Al Banfield, South San Francisco, reappointment for a second full term; and D) Francisco Oliva, Redwood City, reappointment for a second full term; and E) Jacob Pletcher, Redwood City, reappointment for a second full term.
Sponsors: Warren Slocum
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Warren Slocum, District 4
Subject: Recommendation for Appointment and Reappointments to the San Mateo County Veterans Commission

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation for the appointment and reappointments to the San Mateo County Veterans Commission, each as a member for a term ending June 30, 2023:

A) Donna Vaillancourt, Redwood City, appointment for a first full term; and

B) Fred Baer, Foster City, reappointment for a second full term; and

C) Al Banfield, South San Francisco, reappointment for a second full term; and

D) Francisco Oliva, Redwood City, reappointment for a second full term; and

E) Jacob Pletcher, Redwood City, reappointment for a second full term.

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BACKGROUND:
On June 2, 2015, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 073812 establishing the San Mateo County Veterans Commission. The mandate of the Veterans Commission includes the promotion of programs and policies that address the unmet needs of veterans in San Mateo County, such as those identified in the 2014 San Mateo County Veterans Needs Assessment. In establishing the Veterans Commission, the Board specifically directed that efforts be undertaken to maximize the likelihood that the Commission's membership will reflect the diversity of veterans in San Mateo County, including with respect to race/ethnicity, gender, age and sexual orientation.

Subsequently, on November 3, 2015, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 074159, which increased the membership of the Veterans Commission from nine to eleven regular voting members. Thereafter, on November 17, 2015, the Board of Supervisors adopted Resolution No. 074183 which expanded the membership of the Veterans Commission to include two alternate members.

DISCUSSION:
This recommendation is for the appointment of Donna Vaillancourt as one full voting member and the rea...

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