Veterans Advisory Board


The Kitsap County Veterans' Advisory Board is made up of 17 volunteers from throughout the county who are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for three-year terms. All members must be veterans of military or merchant marine service honorably discharged.  A simple majority of the council are members of local chapters of national recognized veterans organizations.

The Veterans Advisory Board is chartered to advise County Commissioners on matters affecting local indigent veterans. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings and a longer annual retreat. Members also help coordinate the Veteran Stand Down events in April and September, and the annual The Unforgotten Run to Tahoma ceremony on Memorial Day weekend honoring the unclaimed remains of deceased veterans. The Veterans Advisory Board is also active with local Veterans Day and military appreciation ceremonies.

Applications are currently open to fill vacancies on the Veterans Advisory Board. To apply, please complete the application here. Questions? Contact Volunteer Services at (360) 337-4650,

Veterans Advisory Board Members​Term Ending
​Harry Gilger​12/31/21
​Lawrence Handel12/31/20
Tatiane Simons12/31/21
Joseph Kochera12/31/20
​Clive Stewart12/31/19
Bob Theal12/31/19
​Peggy Roy12/31/21
Edward Atchley​12/31/22
​Robert Kleinpaste12/31/21
​Brian Davis​12/31/20
​Micah Larripa, 2019 Chair12/31/19
Scott Austin
Boyd Lee​12/31/21
Jayme DeGooyer12/31/19
Richard Becker12/31/20


Performance Reports

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​Meeting Time

2nd Wednesday of every month at 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.


The location of this meeting is generally held at Harrision Medical Center, Iris Room, 1780 NW Myhre Rd. Silverdale. See Agenda Packet for exact location.

Agenda Packets 2019

Wednesday, January 9
Wednesday, February 13 *Cancelled*
Wednesday, March 13
Wednesday, April 10
Wednesday, May 8
Wednesday, June 12
Wednesday, July 10
Wednesday, August 14
Wednesday, September 11
Wednesday, October 9
Wednesday, November 13 *Cancelled*
November 2 -Retreat
Wednesday, December 11

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Application for appointment

Previous Year



Previous Year Performance Reports

Contact Us
Andrew Sargent,
Veteran's Coordinator

Hannah Shockley, Supervisor
Department of Human Services
360-337-7185 x 3530

FAX: 360-337-5721