Veterans Advisory Board


Run to Tahoma cancelled Memorial Day weekend

The Unforgotten, Run to Tahoma Celebration of Life Ceremony that usually takes place on Memorial Day weekend to honor and escort the unclaimed remains of deceased veterans to the Tahoma National Cemetery is cancelled this year due to the coronavirus outbreak to protect the health of those who participate. The event will not be rescheduled for 2020. 


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.

Veterans Advisory Board 2020 Work Plan

Veterans Advisory Board Members​Term Ending
​Harry Gilger​12/31/21
​Lawrence Handel12/31/20
Tatiane Simons12/31/21
Joseph Kochera12/31/20
​Clive Stewart12/31/22
Bob Theal12/31/22
​Peggy Roy, 2020 Chair
Danny Piper
Richard Raymond
Frank Gibbons
​Brian Davis​12/31/20
Dennis Mannick
Scott Austin
Jeff Rimack
Boyd Lee, 2020 Vice Chair
Jayme DeGooyer12/31/22
Richard Becker12/31/20


Performance Reports

​thru 1/31/18​thru 1/31/19​thru 1/31/20
​thru 2/28/18​thru 2/29/19thru 2/29/20
thru 3/31/18​thru 3/31/19thru 3/31/20
thru 4/30/18thru 4/30/19thru 4/30/20
​thru 5/31/18thru 5/31/19​thru 5/31/20
​thru 6/30/18thru 6/30/19thru 6/30/20
thru 7/31/18thru 7/31/19thru 7/31/20
​thru 8/31/18​thru 8/31/19thru 8/31/20
​thru 9/30/18thru 9/30/19​thru 9/30/20
thru 10/31/18thru 10/31/19thru 10/31/20
thru 11/30/18thru 11/30/19​thru 11/30/20
​thru 12/31/18thru 12/31/19​thru 12/31/20



​Meeting Time

Second 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, currently meeting via Zoom.

2020 Agenda Packets

Wednesday, January 8
Wednesday, February 12
Wednesday, March 11 Cancelled
Wednesday, April 8 Online
Wednesday, May 13 Cancelled
Wednesday, June 10 Cancelled
Wednesday, July 8 Zoom
Wednesday, August 12 Zoom
Wednesday, September 9
Wednesday, October 14

Join the Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 872 9855 0007
Password: 737889
Phone in: +1 253 215 8782

Wednesday, November 11- Veterans Day
Wednesday, December 9

Sign up for electronic notifications
Application for appointment

Previous Years


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