Missouri Veterans' Commission

PO Drawer 147
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-3779
Fax: (573)-751-6836

Email: movets@mvc.dps.mo.gov
Website: http://www.mvc.dps.mo.gov

Director: Grace Link - Executive Director

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 42.007

Department: Public Safety

Mission: The Missouri Veterans Commission provides a safe, comfortable environment for residents of veterans homes, that is conducive to personal dignity and that rehabilitates to maximum attainable levels; through effective federal and state partnerships, provides timely and compassionate benefit services to veterans and dependents; and provides honorable resting places for deceased veterans through a system of state veterans cemeteries.

Function: The Missouri Veterans Commission appoints an executive director, and provides that director all appropriate authority for the execution of the duties of the commission under this chapter, involving Veterans Services, Veterans Homes, and Veterans Cemeteries programs.

SubCommittees: none standing

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: The Commission shall meet no fewer than four times per calendar year.

Location of meetings: usually Jefferson City; varying Veterans homes

Duration of meetings: 2 hours

Preparation time for meetings: 1 hour

Total time commitment: 12+ hours annually

Details on Members

Total members: 9

Appointed members: 5

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: members must be veterans who are not employed by the state; appointments must be made from recommendations of statewide veteran organizations

Political Requirements: no

Geographic Requirements: no

Senate Consent Required: Yes

Members

Mr. Timothy Smith
Member 1
St. Louis
Term begins: Dec 11, 2017
Term expires: Nov 2, 2021

Mr. Timothy Noonan
Member 2
St. Louis
Term begins: Dec 11, 2017
Term expires: Nov 2, 2021

Ms. Meredith Knopp
Member 3
St. Peters
Term begins: Dec 11, 2017
Term expires: Nov 2, 2019

Dr. Jose Dominguez
Member 4
Springfield
Term begins: Dec 11, 2017
Term expires: Nov 2, 2020

Dr. John Buckner
Member 5
Springfield
Term begins: Dec 11, 2017
Term expires: Nov 2, 2020

Representative Pat Conway
Member of the House of Representatives 1

Representative Steven Lynch
Member of the House of Representatives 2

Senator Dan Brown
Member of the Senate 1

Senator Jill Schupp
Member of the Senate 2