Council on Veterans Programs

Wisconsin's Council on Veterans Programs advises the Board of Veterans Affairs and the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs on solutions and policy alternatives relating to the problems of veterans.

The Council is required to submit a biennial report to the Chief Clerk of each house of the Legislature for distribution to the legislature by Septemb​er 30 of odd-numbered years. The report includes a general summary of the activities and membership of the Council on Veterans Programs and of each organization on the Council.

Council on Veterans Programs members represent a Veterans Service Organization to which they belong. They are appointed for one-year terms by the organizations they represent. 

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Council Officers and Members


Chair – Phil Landgraf, MCL
Vice Chair – Lester Bischoff, REA
Secretary – Elizabeth Benn, UWV

Council Meeting Agendas, Minutes & Bylaws


Council Bylaws 

May 23, 2018

November 16, 2017


June 29, 2017

March 9, 2017

October 20, 2016