Belmont County Veterans Service Commission and Office Staff
Veterans Serving Veterans
Since 1886, Ohio has authorized means to help veterans. At that time, it was established to help indigent Union veterans. As times changed, the state laws were rewritten to provide aid to honorably discharged veterans from all service periods.
Originally established as Soldier's and Sailor's Relief, the role of county service offices can trace their roots to 1886. Every county in Ohio has a veterans service office.
The Belmont County Veterans Service Commission is a five member board, representing our county veteran service organizations.
The Belmont County Veterans Service Commission oversees the Belmont County Veterans Service office. The main office is owned by the Belmont County Veterans Service Commission and provides privacy, free off-street parking (behind the building in "Veterans Service Office" designated parking spots), metered on-street parking, and is on the EORTA bus route.
The Belmont County Veterans Service Commission also operates a satellite office in Barnesville. It operates two days a week to better serve veterans in the western part of Belmont County.
Currently there are four county veterans service officers working here, along with two full-time van drivers, two "back-up" drivers, an administrative assistant and outreach coordinator. We strive to provide the best possible service to our local heroes.
Belmont County Veterans Service Commission
John "Mick" Zingo - President (DAV)
John "Dixie" Purtiman - Vice President (Am. Leg.)
Robert Wallace - Secretary (VFW)
Kevin West - Commissioner (At-Large)
Tom Young - Commissioner (KWVA)
Veterans Office Staff
Lucinda Maupin - Executive Director
Keith Rejonis - Deputy Director & CVSO
Kari Dillon - CVSO
Troy Skukan - CVSO
Michael Schuler – Outreach Coordinator
Corinna Ritz – Administrative Coordinator
Terry Fitch - Administrative Assistant/Backup Driver
Joe Skoda - Driver
Geno Burney- Driver
Mike Crecion - Part-time Driver