Long Beach Veterans Commission
The Long Beach Veterans Commission celebrates and honors Veterans and advises City Council on matters concerning Veterans in our City.
LONG BEACH VETERANS COMMISSION FAQs
The Long Beach Veterans Commission advises City Council on matters of importance to Veterans in our City. As such, the Commission provides recommendations on programs, policies, and practices designed to assist Veterans, acts as a central clearinghouse for information, programs and services relating to Veterans and celebrates and honors the achievements of Veterans in Long Beach.
The Commission comprises nine members, one for each Council District:
Kiniko Willingham, District 1
Mike Shaknovich, District 2
Gustavo Orozco, District 3
Josh “Smitty” Smith, District 4
Ricky Fernandez, District 5
Carlos Gonzalez, District 6
Ryan Antes, District 7
Sylvia N. Contreras, District 8
Juanita Doplemore, District 9
Long Beach Veterans Commission Goals (adopted on September 13, 2017):
Goal 1: Economic Development
Increase Veteran employment by advising the City Council on ways to increase transitional employment opportunities, patronage of Veteran-owned businesses, and private business ownership for Veterans.
Goal 2: Awareness and Recognition
Increase awareness and recognition of all Long Beach Veterans, service members and their families by advising the City Council on ways to regularly celebrate and recognize our Veterans.
Goal 3: Information, Resources and Social Support
Serve as a clearinghouse for information pertaining to resources, services and social support available to Veterans in the Long Beach area, in collaboration with the City and by advising the City Council.
Goal 4: Underrepresented Groups
Identify and raise awareness of underrepresented Veteran populations by advising the City Council about groups that may not identify as Veterans and therefore may not seek assistance.
Gina Overholt, Commission Coordinator
Phone: (562) 570-4035
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