County Briefs: Veteran's Assistance Commission seeks
superintendent; Board makes appointments
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[June 23, 2016]
- On Tuesday, June 21, 2016, the Logan County Board held their
regular board meeting. At the beginning of the meeting, Joe Schaler
of the Veteran’s Assistance Commission gave an update on the
Schaler summarized the work done since the idea of forming a
Veteran’s Assistance Commission was discussed in fall 2015 and
Military Veteran Posts formed the commission this winter. Schaler
said the board formally recognized the creation of the VAC and
voters approved a tax levy to fund it, and now they are almost ready
to open their office.
Schaler said, “I am pleased to inform you that we are just a couple
of weeks away from completing this mission with the opening of the
Schaler said the commission wanted to “thank the board for their
efforts in working with us through this process to be able to take
it to the county voters for their approval of the tax levy.” He
said, “This was and is recognizing and honoring the sacrifices made
by our county veterans and their families.”
Schaler also thanked the city mayors and councils “for their
support” and “civic and business groups for supporting this
Schaler said the commission formed a search committee to hire a
superintendent. [See below this article for qualifications.]
Schaler said, “As we all continue on this journey to serve our
county veterans and their families, the Comission’s goal will be to
strive to become the best VAC county in the state. The motto
‘Veterans serving veterans’ is what we are committed to.”
Schaler said Dennis, who maintains the courthouse, has helped him
find desks, chairs, and office furniture, and built a sign to go
over the office door. He thanked Lincoln Printers for creating the
sign. Schaler closed his remarks by unveiling the sign.
The board unanimously approved the
appointments of Dan Meyer to the Logan County Housing Authority,
Randy Conklen to the New Holland Fire Protection District, and
Theresa McEntire to the Logan County Cemetery District.
The board also unanimously approved authorizing the appointing of
Judges of Election.
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Board members present were Rick Aylesworth, Dave Blankenship, Miles Craig,
Chairman David Hepler, Vice Chairman Bob Farmer, Pat O’Neill, Gene Rohlfs, Chuck
Ruben, and Scott Schaffenacker. Kevin Bateman, Emily Davenport, and Adam Schmidt
The next Regular board meeting will be Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Superintendent sought for Logan
County Veterans Assistance Commission
The VAC Superintendent will provide casework, interim financial assistance and
file VA related claims and appeals.
The VAC expects this to begin as a 3 day work week with potential to become full
time. Salary will depend on experience.
The following is a brief listing of requirements and duties:
Honorably discharged veteran with minimum of 180 days of active
Applicant subject to background check.
Applicants must be a resident of Logan County or become one
within 12 months of contracting.
Must be able to attend some evening and off-site meetings.
Some travel will be required for meetings and training.
Possess a valid drivers license with insurance, dependable
An accredited Veteran Service Officer preferred, but for right
candidate training will be provided.
Must become accredited within first 12 months.
Interested candidates please mail
resume and DD214 to:
Veterans Assistance Commission
Logan County Courthouse
Resume for Superintendent position
601 Broadway St.
Lincoln, Il. 62656
No calls please.