Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board, 7012-7013 [2020-02326]

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[FR Doc. 2020–02332 Filed 2–5–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board Department of Veterans Affairs. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:54 Feb 05, 2020 Jkt 250001 The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board (herein-after referred in this section to as ‘‘the Board’’) for the VA West Los Angeles Campus in Los Angeles, CA (‘‘Campus’’). The Board is established to coordinate locally with the Department of Veterans Affairs to identify the goals of the community and Veteran partnership; provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary to improve services and outcomes for Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and the families of such Veterans and members; and provide advice and recommendations on the implementation of the Draft Master Plan approved by the Secretary on January 28, 2016, and on the creation andimplementation of any other successor master plans. DATES: Nominations for membership on the Board must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on March 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to the Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW (30), Washington, DC 20420; or sent electronically to the Advisory Committee Management Office mailbox at vaadvisorycmte@va.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene W. Skinner Jr., Designated Federal Officer, Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW (30), Washington, DC 20420, telephone 202– 631–7645 or via email at Eugene.Skinner@va.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In carrying out the duties set forth in the West LA Leasing Act, the Board shall: (1) Provide the community with opportunities to collaborate and communicate by conducting public forums; and (2) Focus on local issues regarding the Department that are identified by the community with respect to health care, implementation of the Master Plan, and any subsequent plans, benefits, and memorial services at the Campus. Information on the Master Plan can be found at https://www.losangeles.va.gov/ masterplan/. SUMMARY: Authority: The Board is a statutory committee established as required by Section 2(i) of the West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016, Public Law 114–226 (the West LA Leasing Act). The Board operates in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Membership Criteria and Qualifications: VA is seeking nominations for Board membership. The Board is composed of fifteen members and several non-voting members. The Board meets up to four times annually; and it is important that Board members attend meetings to achieve a quorum so that Board can effectively carry out its duties. The members of the Board are appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from the general public, from various sectors and organizations, and shall meet the following qualifications, as set forth in the West LA Leasing Act: (1) Not less than 50% of members shall be Veterans; and (2) Non-Veteran members shall be: a. Family members of Veterans, b. Veteran advocates, c. Service providers, d. Real estate professionals familiar with housing development projects, or e. Stakeholders. In addition, the Board members may also serve as Subcommittee members. In accordance with the Board Charter, the Secretary shall determine the number, terms of service, and pay and allowances of Board members, except that a term of service of any such member may not exceed two years. The Secretary may reappoint any Board member for additional terms of service. To the extent possible, the Secretary seeks members who have diverse professional and personal qualifications including but not limited to subject matter experts in the areas described above. We ask that nominations include any relevant experience and information so that VA can ensure diverse Board membership. Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be typed written (one nomination per nominator). Nomination package should include: (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e. specific attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve as a member of the Board; (2) The nominee’s contact information, including name, mailing address, telephone numbers, and email address; (3) The nominee’s curriculum vitae, not to exceed three pages and a onepage cover letter; and (4) A summary of the nominee’s experience and qualifications relative to the membership criteria and professional qualifications criteria listed above. 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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS


Solicitation of Nominations for Appointment to the Veterans and 
Community Oversight and Engagement Board

AGENCY: Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking nominations 
of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment as a member of 
the Veterans and Community Oversight and Engagement Board (herein-after 
referred in this section to as ``the Board'') for the VA West Los 
Angeles Campus in Los Angeles, CA (``Campus''). The Board is 
established to coordinate locally with the Department of Veterans 
Affairs to identify the goals of the community and Veteran partnership; 
provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary to improve services 
and outcomes for Veterans, members of the Armed Forces, and the 
families of such Veterans and members; and provide advice and 
recommendations on the implementation of the Draft Master Plan approved 
by the Secretary on January 28, 2016, and on the creation 
andimplementation of any other successor master plans.

DATES: Nominations for membership on the Board must be received no 
later than 5:00 p.m. EST on March 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: All nominations should be mailed to the Veterans Experience 
Office, Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW (30), 
Washington, DC 20420; or sent electronically to the Advisory Committee 
Management Office mailbox at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eugene W. Skinner Jr., Designated 
Federal Officer, Veterans Experience Office, Department of Veterans 
Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW (30), Washington, DC 20420, telephone 
202-631-7645 or via email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In carrying out the duties set forth in the 
West LA Leasing Act, the Board shall:
    (1) Provide the community with opportunities to collaborate and 
communicate by conducting public forums; and
    (2) Focus on local issues regarding the Department that are 
identified by the community with respect to health care, implementation 
of the Master Plan, and any subsequent plans, benefits, and memorial 
services at the Campus. Information on the Master Plan can be found at 
https://www.losangeles.va.gov/masterplan/.

    Authority:  The Board is a statutory committee established as 
required by Section 2(i) of the West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 
2016, Public Law 114-226 (the West LA Leasing Act). The Board 
operates in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. 2.

    Membership Criteria and Qualifications: VA is seeking nominations 
for Board membership.
    The Board is composed of fifteen members and several non-voting 
members. The Board meets up to four times annually; and it is important 
that Board members attend meetings to achieve a quorum so that Board 
can effectively carry out its duties.
    The members of the Board are appointed by the Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs from the general public, from various sectors and 
organizations, and shall meet the following qualifications, as set 
forth in the West LA Leasing Act:
    (1) Not less than 50% of members shall be Veterans; and
    (2) Non-Veteran members shall be:
    a. Family members of Veterans,
    b. Veteran advocates,
    c. Service providers,
    d. Real estate professionals familiar with housing development 
projects, or
    e. Stakeholders.
    In addition, the Board members may also serve as Subcommittee 
members.
    In accordance with the Board Charter, the Secretary shall determine 
the number, terms of service, and pay and allowances of Board members, 
except that a term of service of any such member may not exceed two 
years. The Secretary may reappoint any Board member for additional 
terms of service.
    To the extent possible, the Secretary seeks members who have 
diverse professional and personal qualifications including but not 
limited to subject matter experts in the areas described above. We ask 
that nominations include any relevant experience and information so 
that VA can ensure diverse Board membership.
    Requirements for Nomination Submission: Nominations should be typed 
written (one nomination per nominator). Nomination package should 
include:
    (1) A letter of nomination that clearly states the name and 
affiliation of the nominee, the basis for the nomination (i.e. specific 
attributes which qualify the nominee for service in this capacity), and 
a statement from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve as a 
member of the Board;
    (2) The nominee's contact information, including name, mailing 
address, telephone numbers, and email address;
    (3) The nominee's curriculum vitae, not to exceed three pages and a 
one-page cover letter; and
    (4) A summary of the nominee's experience and qualifications 
relative to the membership criteria and professional qualifications 
criteria listed above.

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    The Department makes every effort to ensure that the membership of 
VA Federal advisory committees is diverse in terms of points of view 
represented and the committee's capabilities. Appointments to this 
Board shall be made without discrimination because of a person's race, 
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national 
origin, age, disability, or genetic information. Nominations must state 
that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Board and 
appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude membership. 
An ethics review is conducted for each selected nominee.

    Dated: February 3, 2020.
Jelessa M. Burney,
Federal Advisory Committee Management Officer.
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