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File #: 21-142    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 2/2/2021 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 4
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Recommendation for appointments to the San Mateo County Veterans Commission: A) Leah Grant, San Mateo, as a regular member for an initial partial term ending June 30, 2023; and B) Cody Stephenson, Pacifica, as a regular member for an initial partial term ending June 30, 2021; and C) Michael Rau, Burlingame, as an Alternate for an initial partial term ending June 30, 2023.
Sponsors: Warren Slocum, Don Horsley
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Warren Slocum, District 4
Supervisor Don Horsley, District 3

Subject: Appointments to the San Mateo County Veterans Commission

RECOMMENDATION:
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Recommendation for appointments to the San Mateo County Veterans Commission:

A) Leah Grant, San Mateo, as a regular member for an initial partial term ending June 30, 2023; and

B) Cody Stephenson, Pacifica, as a regular member for an initial partial term ending June 30, 2021; and

C) Michael Rau, Burlingame, as an Alternate for an initial partial term ending June 30, 2023.

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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 Leah Grant and Cody Stephenson as full voting members, and Michael Rau as an alternate member.

Leah Grant is being recommended to serve an initial partial term ending June 30, 2023 for a seat vacated by Fr...

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