Veterans Commission

Napa County Veterans Commission - Helping Veterans Starts Here

We currently have a Commission vacancy. Please join us in serving our Napa County Veterans and their Families!

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Napa County Veterans Commission Strategic Planning Survey

Annual Report

Click here for the latest Veterans Commission Annual Report.


  • 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
  • 4th Wednesday of every month
  • 650 Imperial Way, Napa, CA 94559

There will be a Special Meeting on Wednesday December 6, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at our office on 650 Imperial Way

Note: November and December did not have regular meetings.

Agendas & Minutes

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


  • Bernie Navaez (Chair)
    Term expires: 3-20-2026 
  • Joseph Harbison III (Secretary)
    Term expires: 3-20-2024
  • Jonathan Karpuk (Vice Chair)
    Term expires: 3-20-2026
  • Mark D. Riordan
    Term expires: 3-20-2024 
  • Rose Sheehan
    Term expires: 3-20-2026
  • James Shupe
    Term expires: 3-20-2024

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.