Today's concerned Asian Americans are seeking greater participation through representation in our government, society, and economy. It is appropriate that the unique concerns and problems of the Asian American communities in this state be carefully examined in order that policy recommendations with respect to these communities may be formulated. To assist in the examination of such issues, it is important that the ideas, talents, and recommendations of persons from these communities be obtained.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DANIEL J. EVANS, Governor of the State of Washington, do hereby constitute the State Asian American Advisory Council, to be composed of twenty (20) members, to be appointed by the Governor. The Council is directed to examine and define issues pertaining to the rights and needs of Asian Americans in contemporary America, and to make recommendations to the Governor and state agencies with respect to desirable changes in program and law. Staff assistance will be provided to the Council through the Office of the Governor, or such state agency as may be hereafter designated. Departments of state government are requested to provide appropriate and reasonable assistance to the Council, and local government officials and private citizens are requested to lend the Council their fullest measure of cooperation, as needed to accomplish its goals.

Members of the Asian American Advisory Council shall serve without compensation, but shall receive $25.00 per them for each day or major portion thereof plus reimbursement of actual travel expenses incurred at the rate of 10 cents per mile.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
11th day of April A.D., Nineteen hundred and seventy-two.

Daniel J. Evans
Governor of Washington


Secretary of State