Supervisors approve formation of Tulare County’s first Veteran Advisory Committee
TULARE COUNTY – The courageous soldiers who put their lives on the line for their country are often the most vulnerable when they return home to their civilian lives. For all of their service, they should at least be given a chance to have a greater voice in how their home serves them.
In an effort to better serve those who served in the military, the Tulare County Board of Supervisors voted on June 25 to approve the creation of the Tulare County Veteran Advisory Committee. Its purpose is to advise and assist the County Health and Human Services Agency with ongoing efforts to enhance current services, develop new services, allow for more collaboration with the community, provide a higher level of customer service, and improve the quality of services provided to Tulare County veterans and their families.
“Veterans are a vital part of our community. Tulare County is dedicated to serving our veterans after they have served all of us,” shared board chairman, Kuyler Crocker. “Creating a committee specifically for Veterans ensures the Tulare County Board of Supervisors will prioritize their care. This enables a public process to see how Tulare County is serving this community, as well as, seeking opportunities to improve our services.”
The Tulare County Veteran Advisory Committee will consist of seven members:
Five members having served on active duty in a branch of the armed services shall be appointed as district representatives, one from each of the five supervisorial districts in the county;