Purpose of our Commission
Assist Veterans who served in the armed forces of the United States and their dependents in applying for benefits and programs that they are eligible for at the Federal, State, and County level.
Who are we?
We consist of a five member commission appointed by the Board of Supervisors to staggered three year terms. The office is managed by a Director who is Nationally Accredited with the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers. Commission members and the Director will strive to advocate for Veterans by assisting them with their requests while adhering to Iowa Code 35.
Please click here for more information from the Department of Veterans Affairs website. This link will take you outside the Johnson County website.
Please click here for more information from the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs website. This link will take you outside the Johnson County website.
This program originally was called the County Soldier’s Relief Commission founded by the Grand Army of the Republic in 1874. It is currently known as the County Commission of Veterans Affairs. Our goal is that by providing temporary county assistance, the Veteran will be able to find employment, get caught up on bills, and once again be self-sustainable.