About Us . . .

About Us

Mission Statement

 

Our mission is to serve our county’s veterans and their families with dignity and compassion and be their advocate in ensuring that they receive appropriate services, benefits and entitlement under Title 59 (Ohio Revised Code) in recognition of their service to this Nation.

 

 

Who We Are

 

            In 1886, the Ohio Legislature passed an act establishing the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Relief Commission for the purpose of assisting Honorably Discharged Veterans And their minor children, spouses, and widows who have met with an unexpected hardship resulting from lack of employment, illness, or injury.

On May 19, 1986 the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Relief Commission was renamed the Veterans Service Commission (VSC).  Each of the 88 counties in Ohio has a VSC and each consists of a board of five honorably discharged veterans who are appointed by the judges of the Court of Common Pleas.  Their main objective is to administer programs for their veterans within the county.  In Muskingum County, the Commission meets on the last Thursday of the month.  Each Board member holds the position on the board for five years.

            The Muskingum County Department of Veterans Services is legislated by the State of Ohio under the Ohio Revised Code, ORC 5901 and is funded by Muskingum County property taxes.  We have three accredited Veterans Services Officers and a Transportation Coordinator who are all veterans of active duty service.

            The Muskingum County Department of Veterans Services is NOT a branch of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  We do not approve or deny VA claims. 

 

 

 

Veterans Services Board of Commissioners

 

 

Jeffory Dittmar, Board President

AMVETS

 

Richard Bowers II, Board Vice President

Marine Corps League

 

Kurt Agin, Board Secretary

American Legion

 

Terry Khune

Veterans of Foreign Wars

 

Wayne France

Disabled American Veterans

 

 

 

Veterans Services Office Staff

 

 

Donald  L.  McKee

CVSO

 

Lisa R. Werkhaven

CVSO

 

Larry D. Daniels Jr.

 

Colton Touvell

CVSO

 

Office Manager/CVSO

 

Zack Boring

Transportation

Coordinator