Veterans' Relief Advisory Board (VRAB)

In accordance with RCW 73.08.010 the legislative authority of each county is required to establish a Veterans’ Assistance Program to address the needs of local indigent veterans and their families.  This program approved by the county legislative authority is fully or partially funded by the veterans’ assistance fund authorized by RCW 73.08.080.  Taxes are to be levied and collected as prescribed by law for the purpose of creating the veterans’ assistance fund and expenditures from the veterans’ assistance fund, and interest earned on balances from the fund, may be used only for those purposes as outlined within the statutes.

The County Legislative authority has authorized the Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH) to administer the Veterans’ Assistance Program in accordance with RCW 73.08.010.   As required by statute, the DCH has create a Veteran’ Relief Advisory Board (VRAB) and shall consult with, and solicit recommendations from, the VRAB established under RCW 73.08.035, to the extent feasible and consistent with the statute, and subcontract as necessary, to facilitate the effective use of assistance funds through efficient model programs that benefit veterans and family members experiencing financial hardships

The purpose of the Walla Walla County Veterans’ Relief Program is to provide emergency assistance to all local eligible indigent veterans and family members pursuant to RCW 73.08.010. 

The DCH utilizes an independent contractor to serve veterans who are eligible for assistance. Please contact the Department of Community Health directly for more information: 509-524-2650
If you are interested in becoming a member of VRAB please email: health@co.walla-walla.wa.us and attach your application.

Members

  • Michael Ensor, Chair
  • Michael Eggleston, Vice Chair
  • Jerry Cummins
  • Jared Hawkins
  • Jack Preston
  • Rob Weber
  • Trina Parrish
  • Robert "Joe" Dixson
Meetings

VRAB Meetings are the FIRST THURSDAY at 9:30 a.m. at the Vet Center. 

VRAB Meeting Materials
2024

05/02/24 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/04/24 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/07/24 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/01/24 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2023

12/07/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
11/02/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
10/05/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/07/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/06/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/01/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
05/04/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/06/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/02/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/02/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/05/23 VRAB Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2022

12/01/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/01/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
08/04/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/14/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/02/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
05/05/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/14/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/10/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
02/10/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/13/22 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2021

12/09/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
11/18/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
10/21/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/09/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
08/12/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
07/08/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
06/10/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
05/13/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/08/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/11/21 Regular Meeting Agenda      
02/11/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
01/14/21 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
2019

11/14/19 Regular Meeting Agenda      
10/10/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
09/12/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
08/08/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
07/11/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
06/13/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
05/09/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
04/11/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Minutes      
03/14/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet      
02/14/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes      
01/10/19 Regular Meeting Agenda       Packet       Minutes