What does the Advisory Board do?
The Advisory Board on Veterans’ Services advises the Director on veterans’ issues, legislative proposals and program operations. The Board is made up of eight voting members representing all of the state’s counties. Members of the Advisory Board, with the consent of the Senate, are appointed by the Governor and hold four-year terms of office. At least five of the board’s seven members must be veterans.
The Board meets on the first Friday of each month at 9:00 am to discuss matters related to the state’s 120,000 veterans. Meetings are held through video conference sites all over the State of Hawaii and are open to the public. A list of all the video conference sites:
Oahu – Tripler Army Medical Center, 459 Patterson Rd., Honolulu, VA Benefits Conference Rm.
Big Island – KMR 1304 Kekuoanaoa St.
Kauai – Kapaa Armory, 13-460 Kaumualii Highway
Maui – Puunene Armory, 2701 Mokulele Rd.
OVS Advisory Board meeting agenda are available for download. Please contact your nearest OVS office for more information if you would like to get involved.