The Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested and qualified individuals to serve on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Recruiting members from all wars and conflicts must be a Shiawassee County resident, a veteran and had an honorable discharge. Submit cover letter, resume, discharge papers, and recommendation from a chartered veterans’ organization to: Board of Commissioners, 201 N. Shiawassee St., Corunna, MI 48817 by 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28.
The Shiawassee County Board of Commissioners shall follow Act 192 of 1953, County Department of Veterans’ Affairs Excerpt 35.621 County department of veterans’ affairs; creation; administration; committee; appointment, qualifications, and terms of members; vacancies which reads: The county board of commissioners may create a county department of veterans’ affairs. The department shall be under the administration of a committee of three to five veterans, appointed by the county board of commissioners, who shall be residents of the county and who have served honorably on active duty in the United States armed forces or who served actively in the United States armed forces in a war or received an armed forces campaign or service medal, to be appointed upon the recommendation of the posts of each chartered veterans’ organization within the county.
Also, each member appointed shall have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience in public service, business, or finance. If an opening on a committee of veterans occurs, the county board of commissioners shall provide notice of that opening to one or more newspapers within the county and to veteran service organizations within the county. Notwithstanding the provisions of any law of this state to the contrary, a member of the board of commissioners of a county shall be eligible for appointment. Members appointed by the board of commissioners shall be appointed for a term of four years each. However, the terms for members first appointed shall be staggered so that not more than two vacancies are scheduled to occur in a single year. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments for the unexpired terms.