The group has been working with an interim director for the last six months, after the past director and several board members quit over the Board President living in subsidized veterans housing.
Retired Navy Officer Jerry Hollis is the new Executive Director of COVO.
"It was a tough time for us. Quite honestly, COVO was at a crossroads. It would have gone either way, but if we went under it would have been bad for central Oregon and for the veterans. I'm dealing with it. I've got fences to mend.
Hollis says the board is back to full capacity and he welcomes those who left over the housing flap, to come back.