Governor's Executive Order Creating the Polynesian Advisory Council.
Issued: August 20, 1996
Creating the Polynesian Advisory Council
Whereas, Utah state government should be responsive to all citizens of the State of Utah; and
Whereas, close communication between these citizens and the Governor is necessary to maintain a responsive government; and
Whereas, it is important to involve citizens in assessing the responsiveness of government and to solicit citizen's recommendations on ways to improve government's responsiveness; and
Whereas, state government can better involve members of the Polynesian community in assessing the responsiveness of government and further, help provide information regarding programs and services, and provide other assistance to Utah's Polynesian community; and
Whereas, it is in the best interests of the State of Utah and its citizens for state government to advocate and promote cooperation and understanding between state government agencies and its citizens;
Now, Therefore, I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Utah, do hereby order as follows:
1. There is created the Polynesian Advisory Council.
a. The Polynesian Advisory Council shall consist of 11 to 15 members appointed by the Governor.
b. Each member of the Advisory Council may not serve more than two consecutive four-year terms.
c. The Council shall elect a chair and vice-chair of the Advisory Council for a one-year term.
d. The Polynesian Advisory Council shall meet a least quarterly or as needed as determined by the Council chair or at the request of the Governor.
2. The Polynesian Advisory Council will work to accomplish the following:
a. Gather information about the needs of the Polynesian citizens of Utah for which state government is responsible;
b. Provide a forum for Polynesian citizens to inform the Polynesian Council about state government's response to issues;
c. Develop recommendations as to how state government can respond to issues impacting the Polynesian citizens of Utah;
d. Review state government's response to recommendations provided by the Polynesian Council;
e. Make recommendations to the State of Utah, Office of Polynesian Affairs about state government's policy, programs, and projects and their impact on Polynesian citizens;
f. Provide a list of Polynesian citizens who can serve on advisory boards, commissions, and other positions in state government;
g. Coordinate activities among the advisory councils to address common issues impacting ethnic citizens; and
h. Report findings to the Governor's Office.
3. This supersedes all previous Executive Orders relating to this Council.
In Testimony, Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and cause to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah this 20th day of August, 1996.
Michael O. Leavitt
Olene S. Walker
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(DAR NOTE: An Executive Order changing the name of the Polynesian Advisory Council to the Pacific Islander Advisory Council was issued December 16, 1999. It was published in the February 1, 2000, issue of the Utah State Bulletin.)