Serving the Veterans of Shiawassee County, Michigan
The Shiawassee County Veterans Affairs and Service Office is committed to providing services and assistance to Shiawassee County honorably discharged veterans and their dependents.
The process of finding, applying for, receiving and maintaining veteran’s benefits can be confusing and frustrating. It is our privilege to see that veterans receive the maximum benefit amount and are informed of all federal, state or county benefits to which they and their dependents may be entitled. Our expertise and service is free of charge.
We treat all veterans with courtesy, compassion and respect.
Shiawassee County Veterans Affairs and Services Newsletter
We are proud to share with you a Veterans Newsletter that our office has created. This newsletter will run each month to showcase a number of events and different Veteran’s issues.
Monthly newsletters will be available online and in our office. Feel free to send an email to email@example.com to get added to the monthly newsletter list.
Director: William Archer
Director William Archer is a retired Army Major of Michigan National Guard and former Marine Sergeant. Archer has been working with and serving Veterans since graduating Owosso High School.
Archer served as a subject matter expert on military technician compatibility issues and provided guidance to supervisors and managers of military technician assignments. Practical knowledge of all areas within the Human Resource Office include; Employee Relations, Worker's Compensation, Retirements, Classifications, Labor Relations, Equal Employment Opportunity and Staffing.
Archer is responsible for supervision of staff, budgeting issues, short and long term planning and overall decision making for the Shiawassee County Veterans Affairs Office.
Veterans Services Officer: Martha Wilber
Martha Wilber is the daughter of Vietnam Veteran, married into a Michigan National Guard family (both her husband and father-in-law were members of the Guard).
She continued her service to our country and the Veterans, spouse and dependents of veterans while working for the MSU Extension for over 13 years in Clinton County in the zero to 8 early child development programs. Working Housing Service Mid-Michigan covering both Clinton & Eaton counties.
As a Shiawassee County Veterans Services Officer act as liaison for the veterans and their families in obtaining benefits from the DVA (Department of Veterans Affairs). She assists veterans in filing service-connected disability claims with the DVA and assists veterans and their families in obtaining benefits relative to Aid and Attendant, education and burial benefit.
Casey Wilder – Administrative Assistant
Casey Wilder is the granddaughter of a WWII Veteran. 2013 graduate with honors, Magna Cum Laude of Baker College Owosso and awarded Associates of Business Degree.
She has lived in Shiawassee County area for most of her life; married 13 years with 3 wonderful children.
Her goal is to provide administrative support to ensure the efficient operation of the office. The administrative duties include preparing forms, maintaining
filing systems, month and year end reports, prepare vouchers for payment, prepare and modify documents, organize and schedule meetings, minutes, data entry, order office supplies and other related functions. She assists walk in visitors, answer incoming calls, schedule appointments, and order veterans records.
Casey assists veterans and their dependents (widowed spouses and minor children) with their emergency needs such as housing, food, utilities, and other needs. Assists in the preparation and completion of applications requesting financial assistance and presents the applications to the Veterans Affairs Committee and/or the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund Committee. She works with the applicants to let them know about other resources that are available in and out of the county. She also wor
ks with homeless veterans and discusses the available options such as homeless shelters, SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) grant, and the HUD-VASH (Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supported Housing) vouchers, that they may be eligible for. She works with the veteran and other agencies to assist the veteran in obtaining permanent housing.
Transportation Coordinator: Noah Woodbury
Noah Woodbury is the grandson of a Veteran; he and his wife of 15 years live in Shiawassee County and have 4 children. Woodbury is a coach for the Owosso Youth Football.
Noah Woodbury schedules and coordinates transportation to and from VA medical appointments for Shiawassee County Veterans that request our services. He maintains the volunteer driver schedule to make sure the month is covered for all rides, and fills in personally if no volunteer driver is available. He prepares monthly reports for the Saginaw VA office on the use and expenses of the DAV van. Noah also assists with various office tasks.