State Veterans Council
As outlined in 2019 Senate Bill 208, the NH State Veterans Council provides guidance to the Adjutant General and makes recommendations for improvement on the adequacy and delivery of veterans programs.
As outlined in 2019 Senate Bill 208 the NH State Veterans Council provides guidance to the Adjutant General and makes recommendations for improvement on the adequacy and delivery of veterans programs.
The Veterans Council is a board consisting of 3 members appointed by the Governor and Executive Council. The Veterans Council reviews the activities of the Office of Veterans Services and provides guidance to the director (RSA 115:1)
Senate Bill 208, signed in July 2019, legislates and mandates the establishment of the State Veterans Council.
110-B:89 Council Established.
I. There shall be a state veterans council of 4 members to be appointed by the governor and council, 3 of whom shall be veterans as defined by RSA 21:50. The 4th member shall be a family member of a veteran or family member of a currently serving member of the Armed Forces. All council members shall be citizens of New Hampshire. Of the first appointments of veterans under this section one shall be appointed for a term of 3 years, one for a term of 2 years, one for a term of one year and thereafter each shall be appointed for a term of 3 years. The family member shall be appointed for a term of 3 years. Each member of the council shall hold office until a successor is appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in the council shall be filled by the governor and council for the unexpired term.
II. The members of the council shall meet not less than semi-annually to review activities of the division of veterans services and provide guidance to and make recommendations for improvement on the adequacy and delivery of veterans programs to the adjutant general. The adjutant general may designate one of the members to serve as liaison to the state veterans advisory committee.
The SVC meets a minimum of two (2) times per year at the Legislative Office Building, Concord, NH.
2019-2020 State Veterans Council Members
- James Adams, Chairman - [email protected]
- Madeline Dreusicke, Council Member
- Brendan Finn, Council Member
- Roger Sevigny, Council Member
For more information about the State Veterans Council or its meetings, please contact Mr. Jim Adams, Chairman.
NH Department of Military Affairs and Veterans Services
Office Hours 8:00am-4:00pm
Telephone 603-225-1200 Business Administration 603-225-1360