Franklin Hired as County’s New VA Director


WARREN, Pa. – A 28-year military veteran has been selected as Warren County’s next Veteran’s Affairs Director, the County announced in a release on Monday.

Brenda Franklin, a retired veteran of the US Air Force, has been hired to fill the role. Chief Clerk Pam Matve had been appointed to fill the position vacated by Delores Stec on Dec. 20, 2022.

“She brings an abundance of skills suited to the role, as well as a broad background in dealing with the Veteran’s Administration,” the release read. “She is passionate about serving veterans and looks forward to serving those in Warren County.”

Franklin served four years of active duty in the U.S. Army and seven years in the Army Reserves. She graduated from Midwestern State University in 2000. In 2004, she received her commission from the U.S. Air Force through the Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base. Franklin retired from the Air Force in 2021 at the rank of Lt. Col. after 17 years of service.

While Franklin grew up in New Jersey and Florida, her husband of nearly 20 years, Brandon Franklin who is also a retired Air Force veteran, is a native of Warren. The Franklins made annual visits to Warren, along with their sons Jacob, 15, and Matthew, 11, to visit family and friends, and participate in hunting season.

“Mrs. Franklin and her family are happy to make Warren their home and look forward to serving the Veterans of Warren County,” the release read.