Supervisor BORN offered the following Resolution and moved its adoption:

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING COMMITMENT TO VETERANS SUPPORT AND OUTREACH ACT (S.3020/H.R. 5516)

WHEREAS, County Veterans Service Officers (CVSO) provide significant work for veteran applicants to the federal and state governments with no federal fiscal support; and

WHEREAS, the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO) supports of the Commitment to Veteran Support and Outreach Act, “CVSO Act”, which recognizes the important role of local veteran advocates and the lack of vital federal funding to provide services; and

WHEREAS, The CVSO Act proposes to provide $250 million dollars to local CVSO agencies over a five (5) year period; and

WHEREAS, said funding will assist local CVSO agencies in promoting veteran health and wellness through coordination, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive veteran suicide prevention and outreach programs; and

WHEREAS, funding will support additional staffing needs, training and accreditation of personnel and technology updates; and

WHEREAS, the County Veterans Service Officers Act is supported by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers. (NACVSO); now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Supervisors hereby supports the U.S Commitment to Veterans Support And Outreach Act; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That certified copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the County Treasurer, Veterans Service Agency Director, local VFW, DAV, American Legion Posts, Budget Director/County Auditor and Administrative Officer/Clerk of the Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seconded by Supervisor CALLERY and adopted by the following vote:
    Total: Ayes: 17 Nays: 0 Absent: 3 (Supervisors Handy, Horton and Kinowski)