Veterans' Council

Related Department: Veterans' Services

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes | View Minutes 2011 and Older


Visit our Veterans’ Services pages for full details on benefits, programs and other veteran assistance.

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Member Term Expires
Keith Jermyn, Veterans' Services Officer - ex officio  
Thomas Burbank 2025
Vacant 2024
Mary Ann Blackmur 2024
Matthew Sexton 2025
Tom Hoffman 2025

Meeting Schedule 

The Veterans Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month in Hingham Town Hall, at 18:00 hrs or 6:00 pm, as noted on the Town Website.

The current meeting Agenda and previous meeting Minutes are submitted NLT 48 hrs. prior to the open meetings as set by the laws of the Commonwealth.


The Hingham Veterans’ Council is composed of 5 residents of Hingham, who are appointed to fill staggered 3-year terms by the Board of Selectmen.  The volunteers serve at the pleasure of the Board, but report directly to the Veterans Service Officer, who is a municipal employee.

The Council is an unpaid advisory board established in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 115, Section 12 to “render such assistance to the director of veterans’ services of the municipality…as the director may request."

Further information is provided in the Veterans Council ByLaws (PDF)

Duties & Responsibilities

The Hingham Veterans’ Council routinely provides assistance to the Town’s Veterans’ Services department in the following areas:

  • Fourth of July
  • POW/MIA Remembrance Day (3rd Friday of September)
  • USN Medal of Honor recipient - SN Herbert L. Foss Day (October 12th)
  • Veterans Day – (November 11th)
  • Pearl Harbor Day – (December 7th)
  • Peace Officer Memorial Day (May 15th)
  • Memorial Day – 4th Monday of May
  • Battle of Grape Island (3rd Sunday in May)
  • Flag Day (June 14th)
  • Blue Star Banner & Flags for Soldiers Programs (Quarterly)

Their roles serve to keep the lines of communications open between the Town Veterans population, and Veterans organizations in the district.