WHEREAS, in 1995, the Missouri Board of Geographic Names was established by Executive Order 95-28; and
WHEREAS, the functions of the Board include receiving and evaluating all proposals for changes to names of geographic features and places in Missouri to determine the most appropriate names for use in maps and official documents; making official recommendations to the United States Board on Geographic Names on behalf of the state of Missouri regarding each proposal; and assisting in the maintenance of a Missouri geographic names database as part of the national data base; and
WHEREAS, Senate Bill 480, enacted into law in 2009, statutorily established another Missouri Board on Geographic Names with similar functions and membership as the Board established by Executive Order 95-28; and
WHEREAS, there no longer exists a need for the board established by Executive Order 95-28.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by the virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby rescind Executive Order 95-28, thereby terminating the Missouri Board of Geographic Names established by that order.
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 15th day of January, 2010.
[Jay Nixon's signature]
Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon
[Robin Carnahan's signature]
Secretary of State