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Advisory Committee

About the Advisory Committee

Since the Advisory Committee was established in 1945, it has held a distinct and fundamental role in advising the Director and staff of ODVA. Advisory Committee members are military veterans who are appointed by the Governor and act as advocates for veteran issues and represent veteran concerns across Oregon.

The Advisory Committee is fortunate to have volunteer members who bring diverse talents and experiences to the table from every generation of veterans and communities across this state. As an Advisory Committee, they are informed by the broader veterans’ community that they serve. As such, all Oregon veterans, their families, and our partners are invited to attend and participate in the quarterly meetings held across the state.

Next Veterans Advisory Committee Meeting

Date & Time: June 5, 2024 @ 9:30 am., Hybrid: In-person AND Virtual.
In-person Location: ODVA Building (1st Floor Auditorium)
700 Summer St NE, Salem, OR 97301
Virtual Meeting (Registration Required): Online via Microsoft Teams Webinar // Register online here
Report: June 2024 VAC Quarterly Meeting Report
Meeting Minutes: Meeting minutes are recorded and placed on ODVA’s YouTube channel and can be accessed here.
Town Hall: Following every quarterly business meeting, the committee holds a Town Hall, that starts at 11 a.m., in which the public is invited to ask questions or share information with the committee and agency director.

Attendees will be allowed to participate during the townhall portion only and will be invited to turn on their camera and unmute mics during a recorded meeting that will be posted online at a later date. This time is set aside for individuals to bring up broader veteran community issues.

Members of the community are also invited to submit written public comments to the committee by emailing
Previous Reports: All Advisory Committee reports are available to the public online. You can view them by clicking on previous meetings below.

See all past VAAC meetings


All reports are published online and available below.

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Reports to the Advisory Committee to the ODVA are published quarterly online.

View Advisory Committee Reports

Annual Reports

Read ODVA's Annual Report to the Governor below.

View Annual Reports
Email Updates

Receive meeting notices and committee reports by email.

See Member Bios

Click below to read more about the members of the Advisory Committee.

View Member Bios
Get on the Agenda

The committee meets quarterly in different locations across the state. All meetings are open to the public and time is always reserved for public comment. 

To submit a request to have a topic added to the meeting agenda, please email the committee at least two weeks prior to the scheduled quarterly meeting.

Contact Advisory Committee
ODVA Office: 503-373-2383

Interested in Joining?

If you are a veteran as defined under ORS 408.225 and interested in serving on the Advisory Committee, visit the Governor's "Boards and Commissions: How To Apply" page below.

How To Apply