WHEREAS, on July 21, 2005, Executive Order 05-20 established the Missouri Homeland Security Advisory Council; and

WHEREAS, the Missouri Homeland Security Advisory Council (the "Council") was charged with the task of reviewing and evaluating state and local homeland security plans and making recommendations for changes to better protect Missourians and with reviewing requests and providing recommendations on the appropriate use of Homeland Security grants funds from the federal government so that they are expended in a coordinated fashion ensuring the protection of the state as a whole; and

WHEREAS, on February 10, 2006, Executive Order 06-09 further directed the establishment of Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committees to work with and seek direction from the Council to help address homeland security categories at the local level; and

WHEREAS, at this time it is necessary to add another category with full member representation on Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committees.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, MATT BLUNT, 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 direct and order the following:

Elementary and secondary education shall be added as another category with full membership representation on the Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committees in order to make certain that schools are included and actively engaged in homeland security planning at the state and local level.

Executive Orders 05-20 and 06-09 shall remain effective as to all other provisions not specifically modified herein.

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 26th day of October, 2006.

[Matt Blunt's signature]

Matt Blunt


[Robin Carnahan's signature]

Robin Carnahan
Secretary of State

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