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 country,
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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