Veterans Advisory Board


  • The 2nd Monday, bimonthly

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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The Veterans Advisory Board has 9 members:   

  • Christopher Brown
  • Lisa Brown
  • Gary Lysne
  • John Mitchell
  • Ward Nelson
  • Paul Pelot
  • David Scattum
  • Robert Wilson
  • Vacant Position


Members of the Veterans Advisory Board must be veterans who are residents of Whatcom County. No fewer than a number constituting a majority of the board members shall be members from nationally recognized veterans' service organizations.


Term Limit

  • 2 consecutive full terms

Term Length

  • 4 years


The Veterans Advisory Board was created pursuant to Revised Code of Washington 73.08.035 to advise the County Council on the needs of local indigent veterans, the resources available to local indigent veterans, and programs that could benefit the needs of local indigent veterans and their families. The County Council and County Executive shall consult with and solicit recommendations from the advisory board to determine the appropriate services needed for local indigent veterans.


Date of Formation

  • May 23, 2006