Veterans Advisory Council

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 other services.

Veterans Advisory Council

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.

Public meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Winchester Hall’s 3rd floor conference room.

Video of 2019 Frederick at its Best - Veterans Day 2019 Proclamation

  1. Council Members
  2.  Reports & ByLaws

The current advisory council is comprised of seven voting members and seven non-voting members.

Col. Fred Schumacher, USA, Retired
LtCol Sharon D. Jacko USMC, Retired, Chair
CWO3 David P. Kaye, USA, Retired, Vice Chair
Deborah Childers, USN
Paul T. Hunter, Mount Saint Mary's University
LTC Wilfred J. Plumley, Jr. USA, Retired
Frederick G. Wood, Sr., USN

Ex Officio:
Michelle Day - Director of Frederick County Workforce Services
Doylette (DEE) Harrison - MPA, MHRM, CNOR, BSN, USN, Retired, Veterans Health Administration
The Honorable Carol Krimm - Maryland House of Delegates District 3A
Nan Mann - Field Representative Office of U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen 
Michael McLane - USA, Assistant Vice President for Support Services, Frederick Memorial Hospital
The Honorable Steve McKay - County Council member
Andrea Walker - Director Behavioral Health Services, Frederick County Health Department

The FREDERICK COUNTY VETERANS ADVISORY COUNCIL meeting will take place beginning at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.

This meeting will be broadcast live for the public to observe on FCG TV, which is available on cable television in Frederick County, and on the Internet at

Individuals requiring special accommodations because of a disability or for lack of English proficiency must contact the Commission on Disabilities at (301) 600-1110 or dial 711 for Maryland Relay Services to make arrangements, no later than three (3) working days prior to the meeting.

On July 15, 2021 this Notice of Meeting was posted on the Frederick County Government Internet website. Veterans Advisory Council | Frederick County MD - Official Website , This method will be used to provide reasonable advance notice of future meetings.

In order to listen to this meeting toll‐free, please dial 855‐925‐2801, enter code 9813 and select *1. 

Public comments will be accepted by calling toll-free 855-925-2801, entering meeting code 9813. Leave a voicemail comment to be played back to the board or entering into a queue to give live public comment. Written comments and transcribed voice messages will be included in the (board or commission name) record and minutes. Please note that personnel matters are confidential and cannot be received through this kind of forum.

Note: All VAC meetings will be streamed live to the Frederick County Boards and Commissions FB Page. 

Council Meeting Agendas

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Council Meeting Minutes

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First Meeting Press Release

Contact Us

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    401 Sagner Avenue

    Frederick, MD 21701


    Fax 301-600-1636