The Texas Veterans Commission has established four Advisory Committees: 

  • Veterans Employment and Training Advisory Committee
  • Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Advisory Committee
  • Veterans Communication Advisory Committee
  • Veterans County Service Officer Advisory Committee

Each committee is composed of nine (9) members who are appointed by the commission. The term of office for each member is two (2) years (staggered terms). Committees are required to meet at least four (4) times a year. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Advisory Committee may meet as needed to make grant recommendations to the Commission. Committees generally meet at commission headquarters in Austin, Texas or via telephone conference. Committee membership is voluntary, and the Commission is authorized to reimburse members for their travel expenses.

An advisory committee is a collection of individuals who bring unique knowledge and skills which augment the knowledge and skills of the commission to more effectively guide the organization. The advisory committee does not have formal authority to govern the organization, that is, the advisory committee cannot issue directives which must be followed. Rather, the advisory committee serves to make recommendations and/or provide key information and materials to the commission. The advisory committee provides program staff with a fresh perspective on programmatic issues.

Committees:

Veterans Employment and Training Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Veterans Employment and Training Advisory Committee is to seek the input of employers to better assist veterans in gaining successful employment and/or training.

Qualifications for Membership

Veterans are strongly preferred. In addition, applicants should identify how they meet these qualifications for each committee:

Individuals who are recognized authorities in the fields of business, employment, training, rehabilitation, labor, or are nominated by Veterans’ organizations that have a national employment program.

Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Fund for Veterans’ Assistance Advisory Committee is to evaluate grant applications and make recommendations to the commission.

Qualifications for Membership

Veterans are strongly preferred. In addition, applicants should identify how they meet these qualifications for each committee:

Representatives from Veterans’ organizations, non-profit or philanthropic organizations, Veterans or family members of Veterans, and other individuals with the experience and knowledge in evaluating grant applications. (NOTE: FVA Advisory Committee members may not include officers, directors or employees of organizations or entities that have an open Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant during the member’s tenure or that intend to submit an application for a Fund for Veterans’ Assistance grant.

Veterans Communication Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Veterans Communication Advisory Committee is to develop recommendations to improve communications with veterans, their families, and the public regarding the services provided by the Texas Veterans Commission and information on benefits and assistance available to veterans from federal, state, and private entities.

Qualifications for Membership

Veterans are strongly preferred. In addition, applicants should identify how they meet these qualifications for each committee:

Representative from the communications industry, state agencies, the Texas National Guard, U.S. Armed Forces reserve components, and other individuals with the experience and knowledge to assist the committee with achievement of its purpose.

Veterans County Service Officer Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Veterans County Service Officer Advisory Committee is to develop recommendations to improve the support and training of Veterans County Service Officers and to increase coordination between Veterans County Service Officers and the Texas Veterans Commission related to the statewide network of services being provided to veterans.

Qualifications for Membership

Veterans are strongly preferred. In addition, applicants should identify how they meet these qualifications for each committee:

Current, former or retired Veterans County Service Officers, and may include representatives from Veterans organizations or other individuals with the experience and knowledge to assist the committee with achievement of its purpose.

 

The Advisory Committee Application Period closed Monday, October 16, 2016.  Please visit this page in September 2018 for the next open application.