The community problems of our time call for innovative and varied approaches. In order to achieve effective solutions, resources such as the institutions of higher learning must be focused on community needs. A bridge must be built between the community and the talents and knowledge which the colleges and universities can bring to bear in helping the community solve its priority problems.
Congress has provided such a bridge in Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965. This title provides grants to strengthen the community service programs of colleges and universities in order to assist the people of the United States in solving their community problems.
The Legislature of the State of Washington, in enacting Chapter 74, Laws of 1967, created a Planning and Community Affairs Agency in the Office of the Governor to coordinate state activities which affect the communities of the State and to assist communities in meeting their problems.
I am confident that the citizens of the State of Washington support the purposes of both the Congress and the State Legislature in providing these tools with which to meet community needs, and I am certain that our continued participation in the Title I Program will bring lasting benefit to the communities of the State of Washington.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Daniel J. Evans, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Washington, do hereby proclaim the following Executive Order.
I. That the Planning and Community Affairs Agency is now designated as the responsible Agency to administer Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965, pertaining to community service programs for the State of Washington. To assist in the fulfillment of these responsibilities, an Advisory Council to the Agency is hereby designated. This Council shall consist of members appointed by the Governor for a term of two years. The membership of the Council shall reflect special qualifications with respect to solving community problems, and members so appointed shall be broadly representative of the public and of the institutions of higher education which are competent to offer community service programs in the State of Washington.
II. Members of the Community Service Advisory Council shall not receive compensation for services on the Council from state funds, but may receive reimbursement for such expenses as may be incurred in the performance of their duties.
III. The Governor shall designate one of the members of the Community Service Advisory Council as Chairman, and the Council may elect other officers from its membership as it deems necessary. Minutes of the meetings shall be forwarded to the Governor.
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 sixty-eight.
Daniel J. Evans
Secretary of State
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