Veterans Best Practices Working Group

"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."  - Alexander Hamilton

The Veterans Best Practices Working Group was established in 2014 by the authority of Ordinance 14.066 (PDF). The group exists to "foster an employment-friendly environment for those who have served in the armed forces of the United States," working to encourage businesses in the St. Charles County community to develop veteran-friendly employment practices, including St. Charles County Government, and to inform veterans seeking employment of opportunities and benefits.

Members 

  • Dennis Wiss, Chair
    Marine Corps Veteran
    Smartt Field Airport
    Appointment Date: October 23, 2014
  • Ina McCaine-Obenland, Vice Chair
    Coast Guard Veteran
    Police Department/DEM
    Appointment Date: October 23, 2014
  • Steve Brutlag
    Air Force Veteran
    Information Systems
    Appointment Date: April 10, 2018
  • Officer Chris Doten
    Navy Veteran
    Law Enforcement Representative
    Appointment Date: July 6, 2017
  • Greg Farris
    Army Veteran
    Department of Corrections Representative
    Appointment Date: October 29, 2014
  • Christina Follmer
    Navy Veteran
    Juvenile Justice
    Appointment Date: April 12, 2018
  • Todd Harmon
    Marine Veteran
    Parks and Recreation
    Appointment Date: May 17, 2018
  • Scott L. Johnson
    Navy Veteran
    Assessor's Office
    Appointment Date: October 23, 2014

  • Officer Michael Keim
    Marine Veteran
    Police Department
    Appointment Date: December 14, 2016
  • Corporal Terry Martin
    Army Veteran
    Sheriff's Department
    Appointment Date: October 29, 2014
  • Sgt. Steven McCarver
    Navy Veteran and Active Reserve
    Police Department
    Appointment Date: October 23, 2014
  • Crystal McMillan
    Army Veteran
    Public Health
    Appointment Date: April 9, 2018
  • John Roth
    Army Veteran
    Facilities Management
    Appointment Date: June 17, 2015
  • Keith Wheeler
    Air Force Veteran
    Community Development
    Appointment Date: April 9, 2018
  • Ruth Rollins
    Acting Director of Human Resources
    Appointment Date: December 13, 2017
  • Vanessa Lauterwasser
    HR Generalist
    Staff