EXECUTIVE ORDER          EO 71-01 (a)


There exists the need within state government to facilitate unified direction and commitment in state human affairs policy.


An associated need exists to create (1) a Plan for action to bridge the gap between long range goals and day-to-day problem solving; and (2) a clear and accurate system of measuring progress toward goal achievement.


For these reasons, a means must be found to fashion integrating social goals, and to involve all areas of government in coordinated human affairs planning.


By building images of a preferred future in terms of social policies, and not specific programs, unified direction and purpose may be given to state programs. Concomitantly, in an attempt to determine the quality of these social policies, accurate change or progress indices must be created.


Further, faster and more democratic methods of social feedback need to be implemented to cope with a burgeoning flow of information and to provide for a greater degree of citizen representative contact. Technical information needs to be translated into valid terms of public debate, and criteria need to be developed for adjudicating social policies aside from specialized and often esoteric considerations.


TO THESE ENDS, THEREFORE, I, Daniel J. Evans, Governor of the State of Washington, do hereby constitute the Human Affairs Council as a separate program within the Office of the Governor. This Council shall be comprised of the following:


(1)        The Human Affairs Executive Council, consisting of the following directors of state agencies and both elected and appointed officials


The Honorable Daniel J. Evans

Governor and Chairman


Mr. George Andrews, Director

Department of Highways


Mr. John A. Biggs, Director

Department of Ecology


Mr. Byron E. Brady, Director

Office of Economic Opportunity


The Honorable Louis Bruno

Superintendent of Public Instruction


The Honorable Bert Cole

Commissioner of Public Lands


Mr. Alfred Cowles, Executive Secretary

Washington State Human Rights Commission


Mrs. Maxine Daly, Commissioner

Department of Employment Security


Mr. James M. Dolliver

Administrative Assistant to the Governor


Mr. James Furman, Executive Coordinator

Council on Higher Education


The Honorable Slade Gorton

Attorney General


Mr. Richard W. Hemstad

Legal Assistant to the Governor


Mr. Walter C. Howe, Jr., Director

Office of Program Planning and Fiscal Management


Mr. William Jacobs, Director

Department of Labor and Industries


The Honorable A. Ludlow Kramer

Secretary of State


Mr . George Kinnear, Director

Department of Revenue


Mr. Donald Moos, Director

Department of Agriculture


Mr. John C. Mundt, Director

State Board for Community College Education


Dr. Richard H. Slavin, Director

Planning and Community Affairs Agency


Mr. Sidney E. Smith, Secretary

Department of Social and Health Services


Mr. Daniel B. Ward, Director

Department of Commerce and Economic Development


This cabinet group will concern itself with integrated social planning on a statewide basis, and will advise the Governor and the legislature with regard to policy recommendations;


(2)        The Human Affairs Citizen Advisory Council, representing both specific geographical localities and social units (business and industry, labor, churches, intellectual communities, the arts, ethnic groups, youth, etc.), which will be divided into four regional citizens' councils. These councils will act not only as sources of citizen response to policy proposals from the Executive Council, but also as, stimulators of social policy planning, facilitating citizen-government contact and allowing individuals a greater measure of self-determination; and


(3)        The Human Affairs council Staff, under a director appointed by the Governor, which will provide both the Executive Council and the Citizen Advisory Council with information from public and private agencies in order that costs and benefits of proposed policies may be defined. This staff will also attempt to monitor key social indicators, and report social progress and/or failures in terms of the specific policy goals.


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto

set my hand and caused the seal of the State

of Washington to be affixed at Olympia

this 1st day of July A.D., Nineteen hundred and seventy-one.




Governor of Washington








Secretary of State

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