WHEREAS, the benefits of physical
fitness and health are demonstrated by an improved quality
of life, reduced stress and illness and increased life expectancy;
WHEREAS, increased 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
and health related programs; and
WHEREAS, Missourians across
the state are participating in organized or individual health
enhancement programs now more than ever; and
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 twenty (20) members. Fourteen (14) shall be appointed
by the Governor for two (2) year terms. Four (4) members shall
be members of the General Assembly and shall be appointed
The Speaker of the House shall appoint one (1)
representative from the Majority Party and one (1) representative
from the Minority Party. The President Pro Tem shall appoint
one (1) representative from the Majority Party and one (1)
representative from the Minority Party.
The Commissioner of Administration and the Director of
the Division of Tourism shall also be appointed to the Council.
The members of the Council
shall designate one (1) of the members of the Council to serve
as chairman and one (1) member to serve as vice chairman.
The members of the Council may appoint advisors and/or liaisons
from allied health and fitness professions to provide a network
between the Council and other associations. 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, advisors or liaisons
shall 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 not 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; 5) supplying private and public sector experts to
oversee specific projects which are devised to improve the
physical fitness and health of all Missourians; and 6) designating
the host of the SHOW-ME State Games and serving on the SHOW-ME
State Games Steering Committee, Finals Organizing Committee,
Board of Counselors and any other committees formed to direct
the SHOW-ME State Games.
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 on the results of its studies, and shall include
any recommendations in said report. This Order shall expire
on July 1, 1993, unless renewed by an Executive Order prior
to the 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 7th
day of July, 1989.
||[John Ashcroft's signature]
[Roy D. Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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