Veterans Citizen Oversight Board
The King County Veterans Citizen Oversight Board (VCOB) monitors and reviews the expenditure of the veteran portion of levy proceeds in accordance with an adopted Service Improvement Plan, which guides the activities of the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy. Specific duties include:
- Reviewing service plans
- Assuring that funding plans follow guidelines in the Service Improvement Plan
- Providing recommendations about the expenditure of the veteran portion of levy proceeds
- Providing recommendations and reports to the County Council as required
- Serving on Request-for-Proposal review panels.
This 12-member citizen oversight board is comprised of residents of King County. Nine members are chosen to represent county council districts and the remaining three are at-large members appointed by the King County Executive. Board members are appointed for three-year terms and may be reappointed. View board members.
How to become a board member
Qualifications: The primary criterion for membership is an interest in improving the lives of veterans, military personnel, and their families in our community. This board welcomes applicants with specific experience in veteran services.
Required application materials:
- Application Form
- Letter of interest
- One of the following items:
- Letter addressed to Councilmember (for council district positions); or
- Membership on the King County Veterans' Program Advisory Board confirmed (for Executive at-large positions); or
- Nomination letter from the Director of the Department of Community and Human Services (for Executive at-large positions)
- Statement of Financial and Other Interest.
- To apply for council district positions, please submit all completed materials to Rick Ybarra.
- To apply for Executive at-large positions, please submit all completed materials to April Yee.
The VCOB typically meets on the third Thursday every other month, from 10:15am-12:15pm, at rotating meeting locations. Meetings will be held every other month or as needed, but at least quarterly. Joint board meetings with the Regional Human Services Oversight Board are held quarterly on the fourth Thursday of the month. The public is welcome. Please see our calendar for meeting details and agendas.