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Veterans' Affairs, Governor's Advisory Board for

Authority: KRS 40.305
Status: Active
Term: 3 years
Chair: Members select Chair and Vice-Chair
Description: The Advisory Board for Veterans’ Affairs is composed of a seven member board appointed by the Governor, the executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs and the Adjutant General of the Commonwealth. Its purpose is to advise the Governor, the General Assembly and the Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs on matters relating to veterans and the administration of veterans services programs.
Composition: Board shall consist of the following: 7 members appointed by the Governor; the Executive Director of the KY Commission on Military Affairs; and the Adjutant General of the Commonwealth. Governor shall give due consideration to a fair representation of nationally recognized veterans' organizations active in KY, based on size of the membership of such organizations in KY. State Headquarters of each major veterans’ organizations may, from time to time, submit a list of not more than 3 names for consideration for each appointment. Must be veterans with service during time of war or hostilities.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly
Number of Members: 8
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Department of Veterans’ Affairs 1111 Louisville Road
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502)-564-9203
Fax: (502)-564-9240


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Shouse, Sidney S.5/7/20149/25/2016Member; American Legions RepNelson
Wright, Eugene10/2/20159/25/2017Member; AMVETS RepDaviess
Hogan, Brigadier General Stephen R.12/8/2015Ex-Officio
Hedges, COL M. Blaine12/1/2016Ex-Officio
Higgins, Robbin10/6/20179/25/2019MemberNelson
Mattingly, Jackie10/6/20179/25/2019MemberMercer
Smith, Bobbie10/6/20199/25/2020MemberBreckinridge
Smrt, Christopher10/6/20199/25/2020MemberJefferson
Adams, Benjamin F. III2/16/2018Commissioner
Bullard, Steven10/16/20189/25/2021Member; Representing veteransOldham
Bullard, Steven10/16/20189/25/2021Member, representing veteransOwen
Gluck, Brenda 10/16/20185/10/2021Member, representing veteransBracken
Shepherd, Dennis3/11/2019General Counsel

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