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Bremer County Veterans Affairs provides information and assistance to our Bremer County veterans in applying for Federal, State and Local VA Benefits. Additionally, we coordinate emergency assistance with other community partners based on need.

Our primary services are funded by Bremer County and are of no cost to Veterans. We also accept donations for other needs not already being funded in the community. Some of our donation-funded-services are the VA Transportation Van; packages to our deployed, active duty servicemembers; additional services for homeless veterans; historical programs and many more.

The state department of veterans affairs shall recognize the executive director or administrator as a county veterans service officer of a veterans’ service organization recognized pursuant to 38 C.F.R. §14.628(c) for the purposes of assisting veterans and their dependents in obtaining federal and state benefits. The commission shall recommend the compensation of the executive director or administrator and all employees of the county veteran affairs office to the board of supervisors. The board of supervisors shall consider the recommendation and shall determine and approve the compensation of the executive director or administrator and all employees of the county veteran affairs office. The executive director must possess the same qualifications as provided in section 35B.3 for commission members.

Upon the employment of an executive director or administrator, the executive director or administrator shall complete a course of certification training provided by the department of veterans affairs pursuant to section 35A.5. If an executive director or administrator fails to obtain certification within one year of being employed, the executive director or administrator shall be removed from office. To maintain certification, the executive director or administrator shall satisfy the continuing education requirements established by the national association of county veterans service officers. Failure of an executive director or administrator to maintain certification shall be cause for removal from office.

Staff

Director
Neal Jarnagin (E-mail is unsecured until it is encrypted at our end. Please do not include private information in your email.) The Director may also be reached at (319) 352-4209.

  • Nationally Accredited County Veteran Service Officer (NACVSO)
  • American Legion (AL) Veteran Service Officer
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Veteran Service Officer
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Veteran Service Officer
  • Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) Veteran Service Officer
  • Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) Veteran Service Officer

Clerk
Jean Sable (319) 352-4209

Volunteer Staff

Volunteer
Melinda Voy (319) 352-4209

Transportation Coordinator
Please call (319) 596-5800 to schedule a van ride.

Bremer County Commission on Veterans Affairs
Chairperson: Brent Steere, Waverly, (319) 352-1909
Sara Stephens, Waverly, (319) 610-8023
Lyman Campbell, Waverly, (319) 352-1526

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