WHEREAS, the benefits
of physical fitness and health are demonstrated
by an improved quality of life, reduced stress and
illness and increased life expectancy; and
awareness of methods to improve physical fitness
and health will be beneficial to Missourians of
all ages; and
WHEREAS, the most
significant method for achieving an increase in
the level of each person's physical fitness and
health is to provide accurate information, and to
give people the opportunity to participate in fitness
related programs; and
across the state are participating in an organized
or individual exercise program now more than ever;
WHEREAS, it is appropriate
that the Governor initiate a statewide effort to
encourage all Missourians to become more physically
fit and healthy.
NOW, THEREFORE, I,
JOHN ASHCROFT, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI,
by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution
and laws of the State of Missouri, hereby create
and establish the Governor's Advisory Council on
Physical Fitness and Health.
Membership of the
Council shall consist of sixteen (16) members and
shall be appointed as follows to serve four year
terms except for those first appointed. Four (4)
shall serve for a one year term, four (4) shall
serve a two year term, four (4) shall serve a three
year term and four (4) shall serve a four year term.
The Governor shall
designate one (1) of the members of tie Council
to serve as chairman. The chairman shall call meetings
of the Council at least quarterly. The Office of
Administration shall provide any staff assistance
required by the Council. Members of the Council
hall receive no compensation for their services
but may be reimbursed for their actual and necessary
expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
The duties of the
Council shall include but are riot limited to: 1)
advising the Governor, the Commissioner of Administration
and others of ways to enhance the physical fitness
and health of all Missourians; 2) identifying and
implementing new statewide programs to accomplish
these goals; 3) devising methods which heighten
the awareness of all Missourians of the need to
maintain good health and fitness; 4) encouraging
the exchange of information about fitness and health;
and 5) supplying private and public sector experts
to oversee specific projects which are devised to
improve the physical fitness and health of all Missourians.
The Missouri Governor's
Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Health
shall report annually to the Governor and Commissioner
of Administration on its activities and all the
results of its studies, and shall include any recommendations
in said report. This order shall expire on July
1, 1089 unless renewed by an Executive Order prior
to that date.
|| 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 March, 1986.
||[John Ashcroft's signature]
[Roy D. Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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