Gov. Doug Burgum appointed five people, including Murray Strom of Steele, to a three-year term on the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs (ACOVA).
The members were nominated by their state Veteran Service Organizations for the governor-appointed positions. While on the ACOVA they will serve on one of four subcommittees which serve the Veterans of North Dakota. The ACOVA oversees the expenditures of the Post War Trust Fund interest earnings, legislative laws concerning veterans, North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs and the governing board of the North Dakota Veterans Home. The ACOVA is comprised of 15 voting members, each appointed by the governor, representing the five major veteran organizations in the state. Each year, the governor appoints one member from a list of two names submitted by the following veteran organizations: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, AMVETS and Vietnam Veterans of America. The committee is also comprised of three nonvoting members who serve in an advisory capacity: the North Dakota adjutant general, the center firector of the Federal Veterans Affairs and the executive director of Job Service North Dakota.
Members currently serving on the ACOVA include James Verwey of Valley City. The board will meet Nov. 16 at Camp Grafton.