Veterans Advisory Board
Jerry Smith – Husum
Keith Johnson – Lyle
Cindy Furlong - Goldendale
White Salmon Legion Post 87 Representative
Bill Caldwell- White Salmon
Louis Leidl Post 116 Representative
Brian Thimmig – Goldendale
Brenda Sorensen, Klickitat County Auditor - Goldendale
About the Board
The Veterans Advisory Board is appointed by the Klickitat County Commissioners pursuant to RCW 73.08.035 to be comprised of one representative from the American Legion Louis Leidl Post 116 (Goldendale), one representative from the American Legion White Salmon Post 87 and one representative from the veterans community at large representing each County Commissioner District and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The Klickitat County Auditor or her/his designee shall serve as a non-voting ex-officio representative. The Commissioner's Office serve as the Veterans Advisory Board staff liaison.
The Veterans’ Advisory Board:
(1) The legislative authority for each county must establish a veterans' advisory board. Upon its establishment, the board shall advise the county legislative authority 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.
(2) The county legislative authority must solicit representatives from either local branches of nationally recognized veterans' service organizations or the veterans' community at large, or both, to serve on the board. No fewer than a majority of the board members shall be members from nationally recognized veterans' service organizations and only veterans are eligible to serve as board members.
(3) Service on the board is voluntary. The county legislative authority may provide for reimbursement to board members for expenses incurred.
Klickitat County Veterans Advisory Board
Other Contacts in the Northwest Region:
“Veterans of Foreign Wars” Vancouver
400 N Andresen Road
“Veterans of Foreign Wars” Yakima
118 S 5th Avenue
Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs (WDVA)
1102 Quince St SE / PO Box 41150
Olympia, WA 98504
Oregon Resident Claim:
Hood River County VSO
601 State Street