Clatsop County Veteran Services Program

In partnership with Clatsop Community Action, Clatsop County's Veteran Services Program provides a wide range of free services to all U.S. veterans and their spouses, survivors, and children who reside in Clatsop County.

These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Comprehensive VA benefits counseling
  • Assistance with VA health care enrollment
  • Claims preparation and submission
  • Claims follow-up to ensure final decisions
  • Initiate and develop appeals on unfavorable VA decisions when appropriate to include representation at VA Hearings
  • Networking and advocacy with federal, state and local agencies


Helpful Resources from the VA:

For the second year, Clatsop County was honored to join the National Association of Counties (NACo), the National Association of County Veteran Service Officers (NACVSO), and other counties across the United States in Operation Green Light for Veterans

From Monday, November 6 to Sunday, November 12, 2023, County buildings were illuminated green to let our veteran community know that they are seen, appreciated, and supported.

2023 Operation Green Light Flyer

“Similar to the sacrifices of previous generations of our armed forces, this service to country also often results in significant stress to many of the veterans who served in times of war and conflict. We want to make sure our veterans and their families know that their service mattered, that we are grateful for their sacrifices, and that it is now our turn to make sure they are served by their county government and our community,” said John Toyooka, Clatsop County Commissioner and U.S. Marine Corps Veteran.


A special thank you to the City of Astoria, City of Gearhart, City of Seaside, City of Warrenton, the Columbia River Bar Pilots, Fort Stevens, Lum’s Auto Center, McMenamins Gearhart, and all the other local community partners, businesses, and residents who helped turn the County green! 


Select the slideshow image above to view pictures of some of this year’s green lights.