Veterans Commission

Click here for the Military Recognition Banner Form. 
Deadline to submit is September 6, 2019.

Meetings

  • 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • 4th Wednesday of every month
  • 650 Imperial Way, Napa, CA 94559

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View the most recent agendas and minutes   

Members

  • Frank Lucier (Chair)
    Term expires: 3-20-2022 
  • Bernardo Narvaez (Vice-Chair)
    Term expires: 3-20-2022
  • Rose Sheehan (Secretary)
    Term expires: 3-20-2022
  • Mark Riordan
    Term expires: 3-20-2020 
  • William O'Byrne
    Term expires: 3-20-2020
  • James Shupe
    Term expires: 3-20-2020
  • Thomas Sabo
    Term expires: 3-20-2022
  • Joel C. Levitt
    Term expires: 3-20-2020
  • Jonathan Karpuk
    Term expires: 3-20-2022

Contact Us

Frank Lucier (Chair)

Email Frank Lucier

Veterans Crisis line 1-800-273-8255 press 1

About the Commission

The Napa County Veterans' Commission was established pursuant to Napa County Resolution Number 2018-16.  The Resolution was adopted by the Board of Supervisors on January 30, 2018.

The purpose of the Napa County Veterans’ Commission (“the Veterans’ Commission”) is to serve as an advocate for people who have served in the Military (“Veterans”) and their families by helping them to maintain a good quality of life and to remain independent by increasing awareness of the issues facing Veterans in Napa County and by influencing public policy through regular reports to the Board of Supervisors. The Commission shall educate and raise awareness of the public, county staff and the County Board of Supervisors regarding issues affecting Veterans and their families, including, but not limited to Veterans’ physical and mental health, transportation, benefits, and ways to generally improve the lives of Veterans. Further, the Veterans’ Commission will make recommendations to the Board of Supervisor’s Legislative Subcommittee regarding needed changes in State law for incorporation into the County’s legislative platform.

In order to achieve its general purpose, the Commission shall, among other things: 

a. Study, investigate and research Veterans’ matters in Napa County and surrounding counties so that services to Veterans can be coordinated and maximized;
b. Review annually the status of Veterans’ benefits and services;
c. Submit recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding programs, plans, goals, policy, and procedures dealing with Veterans’ services;
d. Submit annually a strategic plan outlining focus areas for the subsequent year; and
e. Assist where needed in Veterans’ observance days during the year.

Commission Members

The Commission has 9 members who serve for four year terms, are representatives from the community at large, who fulfill any of the following categories: they are local veterans, local family members of veterans, and members of local organizations serving the needs of veterans but with the ultimate goal of having the majority of the commissioners serving be veterans.

Public Comment

The Commission welcomes the opportunity to hear from the public. If you have an issue that you would like to have addressed, please join us at any of our scheduled meetings.