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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 VAC Quarterly Meeting: March 1, 2023 @ 9:30 am via Zoom

The next meeting of the Advisory Committee to the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2023, online via Zoom. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.

To attend this meeting and the Townhall that follows, please pre-register for the meeting using this link: 

March 2023 Advisory Committee Report

The committee is made up of veterans appointed by the governor to provide counsel on veteran issues and represent veteran concerns across Oregon. Its nine members serve in a vital advisory role to the director and staff of the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs.

ODVA's Reports to the Advisory Committee are available to the public on the ODVA website:

TOWN HALL:  There will be a Town Hall regarding the new PACT Act at the end of the business meeting in which we invite you to ask questions of the committee and director. This time is also 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 at the following email address:

See all past VAAC meetings


All reports are published online and available below.

Advisory committee

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
Next Meeting
  • September 14, 2022 - 9:30 AM
    Spirit Mountain Casino
    Kalapuya B conference room, Grand Ronde
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