WHEREAS, promoting the capacity of Missouri's
people, communities, businesses and organizations to work collaboratively
is vital to the state's long-term prosperity; and
WHEREAS, collaborative work and community
service can help alleviate Missouri's unmet educational, public
safety, environmental and human needs; and
WHEREAS, the National and Community Service
Trust Act of 1993 (the "Act") provides new federal resources to
fulfill unmet service needs and promote volunteerism across the
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Mel Carnahan, Governor
of the State of Missouri, by virtue of the authority vested in me
by the Constitution and laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby
establish the Missouri Community Service Commission (the "Commission")
to encourage community service and volunteer participation as a
means of community and state problem-solving primarily in the areas
of education, public safety, the environment and human services;
to promote and support voluntary citizen involvement in government
and private programs throughout the state; to develop a long- term
comprehensive vision and plan for action for community service initiatives
in Missouri; and to serve as the state's liaison to national and
state organizations which support its mission,
a) The Commission shall be composed of not less than
fifteen (15), nor more than twenty-five (25) voting members. Any
number of nonvoting members may be appointed. Members of the Commission
shall be appointed by the Governor, with the exception of one nonvoting
ex officio member who shall be named by the Corporation for National
and Community Service (the "National Corporation"). Except for the
National Corporation appointee, all nonvoting members shall serve
at the pleasure of the Governor. Of the initial voting appointees,
one-third shall serve one-year terms, one-third shall serve two-year
terms, and one-third shall serve three-year terms. All subsequent
voting appointees shall serve three-year terms.
b) The Chair of the Commission shall serve as its chief executive
officer. The Chair shall be elected by the voting Commission members
from among the voting member's ranks. The Commission may elect
other officers from the voting membership at its discretion.
c) The Commission shall perform all duties required by the Act.
d) The Commission shall have authority, consistent with applicable
law, to undertake other activities relating to the promotion of
volunteerism and community service.
(e) The Commission shall meet at least quarterly. The Commission
shall establish rules for meetings, attendance, and conflicts
of interest consistent with applicable state and federal law,
(f) The Commission shall reside in the Office of Administration,
but shall be directed through the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
(g) This Executive Order shall supersede the Executive Order
of August 21, 1974, creating the Office of Volunteer Coordination
in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand
and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri,
in the City of Jefferson, on this 28th day of January, 1994.
||[Mel Carnahan's signature]
[Judith K. Moriarty's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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