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Governor's Advisory Council on Veterans' Services

On Veterans Day 2013, the Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans Services was established as Pennsylvania’s first interagency cooperative approach to Veterans services. The council reviews, evaluates and assesses state Veterans programs in collaboration with senior staff from state agencies and commissions. It increases information sharing, ensures program fidelity, coordinates complementary programs and facilitates meaningful enhancements in service accessibility to Veterans benefits and services within Pennsylvania.

The GAC-VS consists of committees comprised of state, federal, and county personnel who have a vested interest in serving veterans. Each committee is chaired by a subject matter expert who facilitates the committee’s initiatives and provides a brief to the Council members and/or designees during the quarterly meetings.

Below is the current committee structure: 


2022 Meeting Dates

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
1-3 p.m.

2023 Meeting Dates

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023
1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023
1-3 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023
1-3 p.m.

Governor's Advisory Council on Veterans' Services Meeting Minutes and Slides