OC Veteran Advisory Council

OC Veterans Advisory Council: Monthly Meeting Notice

OC Veterans Advisory Council - 2015 Annual Report

 The 2015 OCVAC report presented to the Board of Supervisors shows 36 pages of 'performance and deliverables' for OC Veterans.
Veterans Resource Directory
10/5/16 -  
The updated County of Orange Veterans Resource Directory is now available to view and print online. Community members may also request a copy by calling the Veterans Service Office at (714) 480-6555.

Orange County Community Foundation releases OC Veterans Study!

The Orange County Community Foundation released the results of the first ever localized study of veterans needs in Orange County. Please see below for copies of the articles in the Register that highlight some of the key findings in the report as well as a link to the report found on the OCCF website. The community foundation looks forward to developing a strategy that involves a coordinated community response to ensure a smooth transition for our service members returning home to Orange County.

OC Register Front Page Article on the Release of the Orange County Veterans Study (2.19.15):

OC Register Follow up Article on Report Findings (2.20.15):

To download a copy of this report, go to:

                                                                 Lisa Jenkins, Director, Council on Aging &
                                                                            Steve Spernak, Policy Advisor to Supervisor Shawn Nelson

Bobby McDonald, Orange County Veterans Advisory Council Chair and Stephen Peck, US. Vets,
discussed with Adrienne Alpert, Host of ABC7 Eyewitness Newsmakers, Southland veteran issues:
Housing, the LA Stand Down, and the President’s goal to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015.

OC Veteran Advisory Council
The body was created in March 1978 and is comprised of members appointed by the O.C. Board of Supervisors. They volunteer their time and services without pay. The Council is made up of nine members who are residents of Orange County representing all areas of the county and all are U.S. Military veterans with Honorable Discharges.

The function and duties of this Council are: to advise the Board of Supervisors on issues of importance to veterans and their dependents based on input from the veteran community; to provide a source of liaison and communication with various groups relative to veterans issues; and, to promote involvement in veteran's related events and functions within the County.

Public meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 P.M. Currently, meetings are held at the Veterans Service Office, Conference Room A/B, 1300 S. Grand Avenue, Building B, Santa Ana, California.

Council Members
OC Veteran Advisory Council Member Miquel Vazquez Miquel Vazquez District 1
OC Veteran Advisory Council Member Chase Wickersham Chase Wickersham District 2
OC Veteran Advisory Council Member Robert McDonald Robert McDonald District 3
Marty Burbank District 4
William Kogerman District 5

Jack Williams Member At Large

VACANT Member At Large
Renee Taylor Member At Large

VACANT Member At Large

* Boards, Commission & Committees
Click on the link to obtain an application:  
Forward to: Clerk of the Board's Office -  Hall of Administration, 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92701