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.