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.
The Council collaborates with:
Public meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in Winchester Hall’s 3rd floor conference room.
The current advisory council is comprised of seven voting members and seven non-voting members.
Col. Fred Schumacher, USA, Retired - Chair
LtCol Sharon D. Jacko USMC, Retired, Vice Co-chair
CWO3 David P. Kaye, USA, Retired, Vice Co-chair
Deborah Childers, USN
Rachel A. Nachlas, Frederick Community College
LTC Wilfred J. Plumley, Jr. USA, Retired
Frederick G. Wood, Sr., USN
Michelle Day - Director of Workforce Services
Doylette (DEE) Harrison - MPA, MHRM, CNOR, BSN, USN, Retired
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
Background: The VAC was established on June 30, 2018, under Frederick County Code (Chapter 1-2, Article X, Sections 200-209). Section 1-2-206 states “The VAC shall adopt rules to govern its procedures and activities.” Draft by-laws were developed to correspond to the language in the enabling legislation and in consultation with the VAC, as well as other Frederick County staff that support similar councils. Staff also reviewed Veterans Council/Commission by-laws in surrounding counties. Several versions of the draft by-laws were reviewed by staff in the County Attorney’s Office. The final draft of the by-laws was approved unanimously by the VAC on September 18, 2019 and approved by the County Executive on October 29, 2019. The approved bylaws may be accessed here.
Council Meeting Minutes
Note: All VAC meetings will be streamed live to the Frederick County Boards and Commissions FB Page.
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 on the (board or commission name) live portal located at https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/1518/Boards-Commissions, or 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.