Collier County Veterans Council "Honoring All Who Served"
Collier County Veterans Council"Honoring All Who Served"

Purpose of the Council

  • To uphold the Constitution of the United States and the State of Florida, to respect the flag of the United States of America, and honor both past and present members of the United States Armed Forces.
  • To advance the interests of and work for the betterment of veterans.
  • To cooperate with the United States Veterans Administration and other agencies devoted to the cause of improving and advancing the conditions, health, and welfare of veterans and their families.

Powers of the Veterans Council

  • The Council shall have all the common law and statutory powers of a Florida not-for-profit corporation which are consistent with these Articles as they, from time to time, may be amended and including but not limited to:
  • Fix, levy, and collect contributions.


  • Pay all expenses in connection with all office and other expenses incident to the conduct of the business of the corporation.


  • Ensure this organization will, at all times, avoid any conflict with other veterans' organizations.


  • Direct all activities to be prohibited from partisan politics.


  • Encourage the organization to act as a forum for any program or issue that would be of interest to the welfare of veterans and their families.



 Veterans Council Board of Directors

Left to Right:(1) Chaplain, Pastor Ed Brandt, (3) Operations Officer, Jason Lindsey, (4) Mayor Teresa Heitman,

(5) President,Cheif William Carl,

(6) Sergeant at Arms, Frank Kerr, (7) Vice President, Alexander Leoni, (Not Pictured) Secretary, Joan Mary Madonna


Where to Find Us:

The Veterans Council of Collier County is the umbrella organization of the 20 veterans groups that exist in Collier County, Florida.

The Veterans Council is comprised of representatives from each group and meets the 3rd Thursday of each month.


We bring all groups together for networking and fellowship in an otherwise fragmented community.  We each have our allegiances, but are fighting the same battle.  United we stand.

Meetings are open to all veterans.


CCVC Board of Directors


Chief William Carl, USCG




Alexander Leoni, USMC

(Vice President)


Chief Darnell Johnson



Stanley Bunner,USN

(Safety Officer)


Larry Lathrop, USMC



Frank Kerr, USA

 (Sergeant at Arms)


Jason Lindsey, USMC

(Operations Officer)


Vidal Sanchez, USMC

(Operations Assistant)


Stormie Pruskauer


Joan Mary Madonna

(Assisstant Secretary)





The Veterans Council enjoys the generous financial support of its contributors.  If your organization would like support the Veterans Council and its four public patriotic ceremonies, please mail your annual $50 donation to: 

Collier County Veterans Council

527 107th Ave N

Naples, FL 34108



 If you would like to publicly introduce yourself to the Board of Directors and their gallery of patriots, please contact us to have your name placed on the upcoming meeting agenda.  



Veteran Suicide Prevention

If you, or a veteran you know, may be thinking of contemplating suicide please call The Veterans Crisis Hotline at:

1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

or go to their website at:


Helpful Suicide education is also provided here.


"In all you do, do with all your might. Things done by half measures are never done right."


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