The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) establishes advisory committees in accordance with Texas Government Code, Chapter 2110 and 434.0101.
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.
Texas Government Code §434.0101 requires TVC Advisory Committees to comply with the Open Meetings Act (Chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code).
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 of these committees is composed of nine (9) members; Committee members serve a staggered 4-year term (beginning January 1, unless appointed to fill a vacant/resigned position). Each Committee member is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of the Commission.
Each year at the November Commission Meeting, the Commissioners approve appointments to the TVC Advisory Committees to fill the positions of those members whose terms are expiring at the end of that calendar year.
The deadline for submitting applications to be considered for an advisory committee appointment is October 24, 2018.