Home > Uncategorized > New Veterans Service Committee Meets March 18

New Veterans Service Committee Meets March 18

March 13th, 2019

A new Potter County Veterans Service Committee will hold its first meeting at 5 pm on Monday, March 18, at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. Mike Pepper, the county’s veterans affairs director, and Danielle Gietler, executive secretary for the board of commissioners, are joined on the committee by representatives from each American Legion or Veterans of Foreign Wars post in the county.

Its purpose is to advocate for the military veterans of Potter County and advise the Board of Commissioners on veterans’ services. Among projects on the new committee’s agenda is expansion of the county’s veterans discount program. Dozens of Potter County businesses and service providers offer discounts for military veterans. Vets can obtain ID cards from Director Pepper’s office. They can also get a brochure that lists locations where the discounts are offered. Another high priority is an expansion of the veterans gravestone restoration project. The committee will be working to garner support from additional cemetery caretakers, youth groups and volunteers.

Other potential committee goals are a countywide veterans benefits fair; education/training initiatives; workforce placement and retraining for veterans; housing issues; advocacy for veterans, military service members and their families at the statewide and national levels, and a more concerted outreach to veterans.

Comments are closed.