MISSION

Lorain County Veterans Service Commission (LCVSC) is dedicated to delivering the finest quality of service to our Veterans, their dependents and their survivors.

LCVSC is a county agency funded by Lorain County taxes. The Commission works closely with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Department of Human Services, Social Security Administration, and various other Federal, State and local agencies.

HISTORY

In May 1886, after the Civil War was over and reconstruction was well along, the Ohio Legislature enacted 83 Ohio Law 232. This law provided for a Soldier’s Relief Commission of three members to be appointed for each of the 88 counties in the state. The state legislature has seen a need to repay the debt owed Ohio’s Civil War veterans along with concerns for their families formulated this set of laws to provide financial assistance for Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and their dependents or survivors.

The Soldier’s Relief Commission functioned for nearly sixty years, providing for the needs of Ohio veterans, with little change. Each Soldier’s Relief Commission, acting as a separate entity.

BOARD MEETINGS

Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. EST. If a holiday falls on Monday the week of the meeting or the Friday before the meeting then the meeting will be moved to Wednesday. This year that happens in January, February, and December. Please note: Due to end of the year deadlines in the County Budget Department there will be one meeting in December. Starting on May 6th 2020 the new meetings dates and times will be on the 1st and 3rd WEDNESDAY’S of the month starting at 9 am.  

2020 MEETING DATES

JANUARY          Tuesday 7th
                            Wednesday 22rd  

FEBRUARY        Tuesday 4th
                            Wednesday 19th

MARCH              Changed to WEDNESDAY the 4th
                            Changed to WEDNESDAY the 18th 
 
APRIL                 Tuesday 7th – Canceled
                            Tuesday 21st – Canceled

MAY                    Wednesday 6th   – Canceled 
                            Wednesday 20th  – Canceled 

JUNE                  Wednesday 3rd – pending decision
                            Wednesday 17th  -pending decision

JULY                    Wednesday 1st  
                             Wednesday 15st 

AUGUST             Wednesday 5th
                             Wednesday 19th

SEPTEMBER       Wednesday 2nd 
                               Wednesday 16th

OCTOBER            Wednesday 7th
                              Wednesday 21st

NOVEMBER        Wednesday 4th
                             Wednesday 18th

DECEMBER         Wednesday 2nd (tentatively)