Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations

JECVO provides a central point in which 24 Veterans Organizations and Veterans-Support Organizations, with approximately 60 representatives, gather at one time. Most of JECVO's efforts are directed toward legislation that affects Kentucky Veterans and/or their dependents. Overall, JECVO has a good success record for their legislative efforts. JECVO representatives attend the General Assembly sessions and committee meetings that address Veterans affairs/issues in proposed legislation.

JECVO affords veterans organizations and the KY Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA) a great opportunity to disseminate information. The KDVA Commissioner provides a Status Report at most meetings on KDVA activities and projects. Meetings are every other month, except for monthly meetings when Kentucky's General Assembly is in session.

Jack Mattingly, JECVO Chairman, representing the Vietnam Veterans of America will provide his leadership skills to lead and guide the JECVO organization this year. 

For more information, email Bobbie Smith at

Member Organizations

Air Force Association (AFA)

Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA)

American Legion (AL)

American Veterans (AMVETS)

Armed Forces E-9 Association (AFE9A)

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA)

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

Fleet Reserve Association (FRA)

Forty & Eight Association (40&8)

KY Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation (KVHOFF)

Korean War Veterans (KWVA)

Ladies Auxiliary Military Order Purple Heart (LAMOPH)

Marine Corps League (MCL)

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH)

National Association for Black Veterans (NABVETS)

Navy Leagues of the United States (NLUS)

Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)

Operation Stand Down (OSD)

Owensboro-Daviess County Veterans (OCDV)

Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)

Pearl Harbor Commemorative Association (PHCA)

Task Force Omega KY (TFO)

United Auto Workers Association (UAW)

Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky (VMPK)

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)

Mission Statement

The mission of this organization shall be to unite the existing veteran organizations within the state for the purpose of improving services and/or benefits for Kentucky veterans and their families. By working together in a cohesive and purposeful manner, the organization seeks to utilize the power and influence of speaking with one voice to advance issues of common interest.



Meetings will be held every other month beginning at 10:00 AM local time with time and place for the next meeting to be determined and announced prior to adjournment of each meeting. JECVO will meet monthly in Frankfort during legislative sessions.

The 2019 schedule is shown below:

6 Mar – Lawrenceburg, KY
3 April – Lexington, KY
5 June – Louisville, KY
7 August - Owensboro, KY
2 October  - Elizabethtown, KY

Contact:  Bobbie Smith,

Organization Address

Joint Executive Council of Veterans Organizations of Kentucky (JECVO)
PO Box 98
Harned, Kentucky 40144-0098


KDVA Presentations to JECVO

October 2, 2019

August 7, 2019

April 3, 2019

March 6, 2019

February 6, 2019

December 5, 2018 

October 3, 2018 

April 4, 2018


New JECVO Chairman 

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Newly elected JECVO Chairman Jack Mattingly (left) receives gavel from outgoing Chairman Denzil Lile.

Rep. Tim Moore at JECVO 

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State Representative Tim Moore (left) approaches podium in front of JECVO officers (seated left to right) Dave Jarrett, Denzil Lile, and Jack Mattingly.

Commissioner Adams at JECVO 

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JECVO PAO Dave Jarrett, State Senator Dan Seum, KDVA Commissioner Benjamin Adams, JECVO Chairman Denzil Lile, and JECVO Vice-Chairman Jack Mattingly.