WHEREAS, the Governors of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma have created a not-for-profit corporation, known as the Council of Ozark Governors, Inc., to act as a regional council for the purpose of conducting regional planning efforts and implementing regional governmental functions which were previously performed by the Ozarks Regional Commission, and to perform additional governmental functions relating to regional development as authorized from time to time by the member Governors of the Council of Ozark Governors, Inc.; and,
WHEREAS, the Council of Ozark Governors, Inc. is performing functions and acting on behalf of all five member states; and,
WHEREAS, the members of the Council of Ozark Governors, Inc. are the Governors of these five states and the members of the Board of Directors of the Council of Ozark Governors, Inc. are each appointed by said Governors from among their cabinet officers and personal staffs; and,
WHEREAS, there will be no private interests involved in the control or management or decision-making authority of the Council of Ozark Governors, Inc.; and,
WHEREAS, the control and supervision of the Council of Ozark Governors, Inc. are vested solely in the member Governors and their designated representatives; and,
WHEREAS, the Governors as state members and their designated representatives have complete financial control with respect to the operations of the Council of Ozark Governors, Inc. and its expenditure of program and administrative funds;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTOPHER S. BOND, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of Missouri, hereby order, as of July 31, 1981, that the State of Missouri become a member of the Council of Ozarks Governors, Inc. to assist in developing, executing, and coordinating regional programs for the states of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson on this 10th day of August, 1982.
[Christopher S. Bond's signature]
[James Kirkpatrick's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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