Unity’s Zamosky elected president of Pennsylvania county veteran affairs offices
Matt Zamosky of Unity was named to head the state organization that represents county veteran affairs offices.
Zamosky, 51, was elected this week and will serve a two-year term as president of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Directors of Veterans. He has worked as director of the Westmoreland County’s veteran’s office since January 2011 and is a 20-year U.S. Air Force veteran, where he served as a fuels specialist.
Veteran affairs offices throughout Pennsylvania provide veterans and their dependents assistance to identify, determine eligibility and assist in the preparation of applications for county, state and federal benefits and programs. Directors also are responsible for the payment of burial allowances and ensuring grave markers and headstones are properly requested and placed for each deceased county veteran.
The offices also assists veterans in applying for benefits such as real estate tax exemptions, emergency assistance, pensions and education programs.
“I am proud to have been selected by my peers to lead this outstanding organization. We represent every veteran in the commonwealth and their dependents. Everything that we do is to make life better for those that we serve,” Zamosky said.
Zamosky and his wife, Wendy, have a daughter, Sarah, who lives in Columbus, Ohio.
He is a first vice commander of American Legion Post 982, Sergeant-at-arms for the 31st District of the American Legion, a life member of VFW Post 33, member of the Enlisted Association Chapter 98, serves on the Social Work Academic Advisory Board at Seton Hill University, serves as a Director for the Pennsylvania Veterans Foundation, and co-chairs the Veterans Advisory Board at VA Healthcare Pittsburgh.