General Information

Bennie E. Spain, Executive Director
Pinecrest Building
1st Floor
1407 Independence Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

Phone: ( 319)291-2512
Fax: (319)291-2645
E-mail: veteransaffairs@co.black-hawk.ia.us

Office Hours: 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday. Seen by scheduled appointment.


Mission Statement
The Commission of Veteran Affairs and office was established per Chapter 35B of the Code of Iowa. The Commission endeavors to assist
honorably discharged Veterans/Dependents by respectfully and judiciously promoting communication, cooperation and education between
the Veteran, legislators, and the public and private sector to insure that the NEEDS of the Veteran/Dependents are being met.

Our Office strives to assist all Veterans/Dependents in some way, whether it be providing emergency assistance with basic needs through
Relief funds, or helping to file claimis for Federal VA benefits (service work), or just providing information & referrals.

Commission Members:
Robert Walker, Chairperson
Sharina Sallis, Member
Linda Robinson, Vice-Chair
Robert Brown, Member
David Gimm, Member

Office Director:
Bennie E. Spain, Executive Director






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