The Veterans Advisory Council serves as a conduit for information and resources for the county’s 18,000 Veterans and their families who may need assistance furthering their education, finding employment, receiving counseling or finding other services.
The Council collaborates with:
Established military Veteran oriented service organizations to evaluate, develop and promote new and existing programs and services for Veterans and their families within Frederick County;
Other county commissions, boards and councils, and county staff with regard to policies, programs, and concerns related to Veterans’ interest; and
The County Executive and County Council to develop and promote programs and services in the state and county related to the needs of Veterans and their families.
The current advisory council is comprised of seven voting members and seven non-voting members. Voting members include: Ms. Deborah Childers, USN; Lt. Col. Sharon D. Jacko, USMC, Retired; CWO3 David P. Kaye, USA, Retired; Veterans and Military Services Director Rachel Nachlas, Frederick Community College; Col. Fred Schumacher, USA, Retired; and Frederick Wood, Sr., USN.
Non-voting members include: Michelle Day, Director of Workforce Services, Frederick County; Doylette “Dee” Harrison, R.N., Nurse Manager of the VHA Community Based Outpatient Clinic Manager at Ft Detrick; The Honorable Carol Krimm, Maryland House of Delegates – District 3A; The Honorable Steve McKay, County Council Member; Michael McLane, USA Assistant Vice President for Support Services, Frederick Memorial Hospital; Nan Mann, Field Representative Office of U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, and Andrea Walker, Director Behavioral Health Services, Frederick County Health Department.
Public meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Winchester Hall’s 3rd floor conference room.