The Athletic Health Care and Training Council was established under the terms of the Laws of 1984, Chapter 286. Its organic statute provides that the Council shall have fourteen members, but the requirements for those positions are narrowly drawn, forestalling voting membership for athletic directors, coaches, and athletes.

The Council was established because of the legislature's finding "that the health and safety of the participants in athletics who are between twelve and eighteen years of age is of great importance." The study contemplated by the act would be significantly enhanced by the contributions of sports training specialists, athletic coaches, and athletes who otherwise are not specifically represented on the Council. Such contributions would be provided most effectively by the appointment to the Council of a limited number of ex-officio members. The appointment of such ex-officio members would be consistent with legislative intent and would more fully carry out the purpose of the act creating the Council.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John Spellman, Governor of the state of Washington, do hereby order that:

The following individuals are appointed to serve as ex-officio members of the Athletic Health Care and Training Council, each for a one-year term: Doug Backous, of Tacoma; Tony Benjamin, of Bellevue; Ken Foreman, of Seattle; and Bill McMahon, of Seattle.

Ex-officio members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for travel expenses according to the same provisions applicable to voting members pursuant to Section 3 of Laws of 1984, Chapter 286.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused the seal of the State of
Washington to be affixed at Olympia this
16th day of July A.D., Nineteen hundred and eighty-four.

John Spellman
Governor of Washington


Secretary of State