The Governor's Alliance Against Drugs, formed on the 27th day of February A.D., nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, has been a successful part of the state's efforts to fight the serious drug and alcohol problems facing the State of Washington. The alliance has helped improve cooperation between the diverse segments of the community in breaking the drug abuse chain by calling public attention to the crisis and helping people to avoid drug abuse. The need continues for innovative and well-coordinated strategies between government, private industry, schools and citizens to fight the war against drugs.
The existing EO 87-02, expires June 30, 1988. I am hereby re-establishing the Alliance and making some changes to reflect the course of the Alliance.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Booth Gardner, Governor of the State of Washington, by virtue of the power vested in me, do hereby re-establish the Governor's Alliance Against Drugs, as follows:
A. The Alliance shall be composed of not more than twenty-five members, to be appointed by the Governor. The Governor shall serve as Chair and shall appoint a Vice-Chair and three additional members to serve as a five-member Executive Committee of the Alliance. A majority of the Alliance shall constitute a quorum and a majority of those present can approve Alliance action.
B. Members of the Alliance shall represent business, local and state government, citizen groups, and other interested persons. Four legislators, two members from the Senate and two from the House, shall serve as ex-officio members of the Alliance.
C. The Alliance will have five primary responsibilities:
1. Raise awareness and change attitudes toward drug use through a speakers' bureau to send Alliance members to school assemblies, business meetings and community gatherings.
2. Produce public service announcements and materials, such as posters and brochures to increase visibility of the problem of drug abuse, and promote anti-drug programs in the media.
3. Coordinate anti-drug activities of the state and local agencies through a central clearing house of information.
4. Provide drug and alcohol program information to the public - 24 hours a day, Seven days a week - through a toll-free telephone hotline.
5. Encourage schools and police to work together to prevent drug and alcohol abuse,
D. Administration. The Alliance will be administered through the Department of Community Development with support'staff from the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission and the Department of Social and Health Services.
E. The Governor's Alliance Against Drugs created by this Executive Order shall complete its responsibilities prior to June 30, 1989, and will automatically cease operation and be disbanded July 1, 1989.
F. This Executive Order is effective July 1, 1988.
have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
28th day of June A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-eight.
Assistant Secretary of State
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