The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, that the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board (Board) will meet virtually on March 23, 2021. The meeting will begin and end as follows:
March 23, 2021 3 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. EST
The meetings are open to the public and will be recorded. Members of the public can attend the
meeting by registering at the link below:
The Board was established by the West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016 on September 29, 2016. The purpose of the Board is to provide advice and make recommendations to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on: identifying the goals of the community and Veteran partnership; improving services and outcomes for Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and the families of such Veterans and members; and on the implementation of the Draft Master Plan approved by the Secretary on January 28, 2016, and on the creation and implementation of any successor master plans.
On March 23, the agenda will include opening remarks from the Committee Chair and the Executive Sponsor. There will be a general update from Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) on COVID-19 response, and an overview of active land use agreements: specifically, VAGLAHS / University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) second lease amendment for baseball practice infield (Branca Family Field), and a presentation from Brilliant Corners on strategies to house homeless Veterans. The Board’s Master Plan with Services and Outcomes subcommittee and Outreach and Community Engagement with Services and Outcomes subcommittee, will report on activities since the last meeting, followed by an out brief to the full Board on any draft recommendations considered for forwarding to the SECVA.
This document is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on 03/01/2021 and available online at federalregister.gov/d/2021-04129, and on govinfo.gov
A public comment session will occur from 4:55 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Individuals wishing to make public comments are required to register during the WEBEX registration process. In the interest of time management, speakers will be held to a 5-minute time limit and selected in the order of event registration. If time expires and your name was not selected, or you did not register to provide public comment and would like to do so, you are asked to submit public comments via email at [email protected] for inclusion in the official meeting record.
To attend the meeting, use the registration instructions – Registration Instructions: Select the “Register” hyperlink in event status or the “Register” button located bottom center of the page. Attendees will then be asked to identify themselves by first name, last name, email address, affiliation (if any) and interest in making a public comment. Please select “Submit” to finish registration. You will receive a confirmation email from WEBEX shortly after registration. The confirmation email will include a calendar event invitation and instructions to join the meeting via web browser or telephone. Attempts to join the meeting will not work until the host opens the meeting approximately ten minutes prior to start time. Any member of the public seeking additional information should contact Mr. Eugene W. Skinner Jr. at (202) 631-7645 or at [email protected]
Department of Veterans Affairs