Veterans Advisory Board


Applications are currently open for new member to join the Veterans Advisory Board in 2023. Find the online application and a position description at the Kitsap County Advisory Group website.

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The Kitsap County Veterans' Advisory Board is made up of 17 volunteers from throughout the county who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. All members must be veterans of military or merchant marine service honorably discharged.  A simple majority of the council are members of local chapters of national recognized veterans organizations.

The Veterans Advisory Board is chartered to advise County Commissioners on matters affecting local indigent veterans. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings and a longer annual retreat. Members also help coordinate the Veteran Stand Down events in April and September, and the annual The Unforgotten Run to Tahoma ceremony on Memorial Day weekend honoring the unclaimed remains of deceased veterans. The Veterans Advisory Board is also active with local Veterans Day and military appreciation ceremonies.

Veterans Advisory Board 2022 Work Plan

Kitsap County Veterans Assistance Program

Veterans Advisory Board Members ​Term Ending
​Harry Gilger​12/31/24
​George Holden
Tatiane Simons12/31/24
Joseph Kochera12/31/23
​Clive Stewart12/31/22
Bob Theal12/31/22
​Peggy Roy, 2022 Chair
Danny Piper
Richard Raymond
Frank Gibbons
​Brian Davis​12/31/23
Dennis Mannick
Scott Austin
Jeff Rimack
Joel Atteberry
Jayme DeGooyer12/31/22
Mark Lowe


Veterans Relief Fund Performance Reports

thru 1/31/22
thru 1/31/21
​thru 1/31/20
​thru 2/28/22
​thru 2/28/21
thru 2/29/20
​thru 3/31/22
​thru 3/31/21
thru 3/31/20
​thru 4/30/22
thru 4/30/21
thru 4/30/20
​thru 5/31/22
​thru 5/31/21
​thru 5/31/20
​thru 6/30/22
​thru 6/30/21
thru 6/30/20
thru 7/30/22
thru 7/31/21
thru 7/31/20
​thru 8/31/22
​thru 8/31/21
thru 8/31/20
​thru 9/30/22
​thru 9/30/21
​thru 9/30/20
​thru 10/31/22
thru 10/31/21
thru 10/31/20
​thru 11/30/21
thru 11/30/20
thru 12/31/21
​thru 12/31/20

​Meeting Time

Second Wednesday of every
month, 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Veterans Advisory Board meetings are now being held both in person and virtually via Zoom.

**Please note the new meeting location: Olympic College, Bremerton, Building 11, Room 117 (same building that houses OC's military and veteran programs).
View the campus map here.

Join the Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 872 9855 0007
Password: 737889
Phone in: +1 253 215 8782

2022 Agenda Packets

January 12
February 9
March 9
April 13
May 11
*With PowerPoint
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 14
October 12
November 5 - Retreat
December 14

Previous Year Agendas



Contact Us

Rick Becker, Veterans Assistance Program and Advisory Board Coordinator

Kesha Anderson-Evans
Supervisor, Department of Human Services
(360) 337-7185 x 3530

FAX: 360-337-5721