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Advisory Council

Each State Veterans Home is overseen by an Advisory Council consisting of 15 members and The Adjutant General.  Twelve members are appointed by the Governor from a list of nominations submitted to The Adjutant General by the Pennsylvania War Veterans’ Council. Each home’s advisory council advises The Adjutant General as to the management, operation and the adequacy of facilities and services at their respective homes.

Each council is defined by Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Title 51, Military Affairs, section 704. The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate shall each appoint one member from their respective bodies to serve on each council.  The remaining member on the advisory council shall be selected by the residents of the veterans’ home. Each member of the council appointed by the General Assembly shall serve for the duration of that General Assembly. The 12 members appointed by the Governor shall serve a term of three years.  Each council shall annually elect a president, vice president and secretary. Six members of a council shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of conducting the business. Members of each advisory council receive no compensation for their services, but receive reimbursement for their necessary and proper expenses for attendance at meetings.

Each advisory council meets at least quarterly and at other times at the call of the president. Meetings are open to the public; please contact the home directly to verify that the time/date has not changed prior to attending a meeting.

​Advisory Council Meeting Schedule for 2022

Sunshine Act Amendment: Senate Bill No. 554 of 2021 amends the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, 65 Pa.C.S §§ 701-716: becomes effective on Aug. 29, 2021; requires agencies to post the agenda of a public meeting at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting; applies to regular and special meetings.

Delaware Valley Veterans' Home
Feb. 9, 2022
May 11, 2022             
Aug. 10, 2022          
Nov. 9, 2022
Note: All meetings are held on the second Wednesday and commence at 10 a.m.

Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center
Feb. 17, 2022
May 19, 2022            
Aug. 18, 2022          
Nov. 17, 2022
Note: All meetings are held on the third Thursday and commence at 10 a.m.

Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home
Jan. 20, 2022 - Agenda (PDF)
April 21, 2022           
July 21, 2022            
Oct. 20, 2022
Note: All meetings are held on the third Thursday and commence at 10 a.m.

Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
March 10, 2022
June 9, 2022            
Sept. 8, 2022    
Dec. 8, 2021
Note: All meetings are held on the second Thursday and commence at 9 a.m.
 
Southeastern Veterans' Center
January 13, 2022 - Agenda (PDF)
April 14, 2022           
July 14, 2022            
Oct. 13, 2022
Note: All meetings are held on the second Thursday and commence at 10 a.m.                  

Southwestern Veterans' Center
 January 21, 2022
April 15, 2022     
July 15, 2022            
Oct. 21, 2022         
Note: All meetings are held on the third Friday and commence at 10 a.m.