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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.

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​Advisory Council Meeting Schedule

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. Meeting Agenda's will be posted closer to the dates below.

Delaware Valley Veterans' Home (Agenda will be posted closer to the meeting dates)
Feb. 8, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)
May 10, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes (PDF)       
Aug. 9, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)      
Nov. 8, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)

Feb. 14, 2024 - Agenda​ (PDF); Meeting Minutes​ (PDF)

May 8, 2024 - Agenda​ (PDF)​


Note: All meetings are held on the second Wednesday and commence at 10 a.m.

Gino J. Merli Veterans' Center (Agenda will be posted closer to the meeting dates)
Feb. 16, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)
May 18, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes (PDF)           
Aug. 17, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)  
Nov. 16, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes (PDF)

Feb. 15, 2024 - Agenda​ (PDF)

Note: All meetings are held on the third Thursday and commence at 10 a.m.

Hollidaysburg Veterans' Home (Agenda will be posted closer to the meeting dates)
Jan. 19, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)
April 20, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes (PDF)        
July 20, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes (PDF)           
Oct. 19, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes​ (PDF)​​​

Jan. 18, 2024 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes (PDF)

April 18, 2024 - Agenda​ (PDF)

Note: All meetings are held on the third Thursday and commence at 10 a.m.

Pennsylvania Soldiers' and Sailors' Home (Agenda will be posted closer to the each meeting date)
March 9, 2023 -  Agenda (PDF)
June 14, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)        
Sept. 14, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Draft Meeting Minutes (PDF)
Dec. 14, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)

March 14, 2024 - Agenda​ (PDF)
Note: All meetings are held on the second Thursday and commence at 9 a.m.
 
Southeastern Veterans' Center (Agenda will be posted closer to each meeting date)
January 12, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes​ (PDF)
April 13, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes (PDF)    
July 13, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes (PDF)          
Oct. 12, 2023 - Agenda (PDF); Meeting Minutes (PDF)

2024 Meeting Dates - View the full 2024 schedule

January 11, 2024 - Agenda​ (PDF); Meeting Minutes​ (PDF)
February 2, 2024
April 5, 2024
May 3, 2024 - Agenda​ (PDF)​
June 7, 2024
September 6, 2024
October 4, 2024
December 6, 2024

Note: All meetings are held on the second Thursday and commence at 10 a.m.                  

Southwestern Veterans' Center (Agenda will be posted closer to each meeting date)
 January 18, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)
April 21, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)    
July 19, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)           
Oct. 20, 2023 - Agenda (PDF)

​ April 19, 2024 - Agenda​ (PDF)​ 
Note: All meetings are held on the third Friday and commence at 10 a.m.

2022 Meeting Materials

Dec. 2, 2022 Readahead and Meeting Minutes (PDF)