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wootteng@oakgov.com
Phone (248) 858-0790
Fax (248) 452-2189
 
 
 

 


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Michigan Association of County Veterans Counselors is to assist veterans and their families in obtaining any and all county, state, and federal benefits to which they are entitled.

This service is best provided through a local veterans office where the veterans programs and assistance is consolidated into an easily accessible “one-stop shopping” location.

Trained and accredited county counselors develop and represent veterans disability and other claims. We utilize and coordinate emergency assistance from the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund  and county Veterans Relief Fund. We manage the county veterans burial allowance program, as well as file for V.A. insurance, burial markers, and other death benefits for veterans survivors. Such offices are an integral part of the community and its human services network, and can also refer veterans into other appropriate programs, as well as represent  veterans to the community. We may host part-time service from related agencies, such as a Disabled Veterans Outreach Worker from the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth, or a mental health counselor for veterans from the V.A. Vet Centers or from Community Mental Health.

Because we believe the local county veterans office is so important for the veterans of Michigan to receive the assistance they deserve, our goal is to seek legislation mandating the existence and funding of such a consolidated County Department of Veterans Affairs in each county, based upon the veteran and dependent population and need.

Finally, the goal of the Michigan Association of County Veterans Counselors is to codify all existing laws into one viable law.

 

2010-2012 MACVC OFFICERS

President: Garth Wootten – Oakland County
Phone # (248) 858-0790
Fax # (248) 452-2189
E-mail: wootteng@oakgov.com

Vice-President: Renee Haley– Clare County
Phone # (989) 539-3273
Fax # (989) 539-4925
E-mail: haleyr@clareco.net

Secretary: Carol Turner – Macomb County
Phone # (586) 469-5315
Fax # (586) 469-5316
E-mail: carol.turner@macombgov.org

Treasurer
: Deborah Peters – Antrim County
Phone # (231) 533-8499
Fax # (231) 533-8111
E-mail: veteransaffairs@antrimcounty.org

Judge Advocate: Ross Ahlich – Midland County
Phone# (989) 832-6843
Fax # (989) 832-6841
E-mail: rahlich@co.midland.mi.us

Legislative Officer: Michael G. Smith, Jr. - Washtenaw County
Phone # (734) 973-4553
Fax # (734) 973-4560
E-mail: smithmg@ewashtenaw.org

Trustee (2012): Belinda Duggan – Oakland County
Phone # (248) 655-1255
Fax # (248) 655-1253
E-mail: dugganb@oakgov.com
Trustee (2014): Vicki Stewart – Schoolcraft County
Phone # (906) 341-3669
Fax # (906) 341-5680
E-mail: veterans@schoolcraftcounty.us

Trustee (2016): Randy Marwede – Ingham County
Phone # (517) 887-4331
Fax # (517) 272-4185
E-mail: rmarwede@ingham.org

Ex-Officio: Mark Lindke – Washtenaw County
Phone# (734) 891-2565
E-mail: mlindke02@gmail.com

Sergeant-at-Arms: Henry Altman – Iosco County
Phone # (989)362-6571
Fax # (989)362-9510
E-mail: ioscovetaffairs@charterinternet.com

Chaplain: Rodolfo Diaz-Pons – Gratiot County
Phone # (989) 875-5258
Fax # (989) 875-5209
E-mail: veterans@co.gratiot.mi.us

Historian: Amy Pocan – Ingham County
Phone # (517) 887-4387
Fax # (517) 272-4185
E-mail: va_pocan@ingham.org

 


 
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