EO # 34, #79, #99,
and #107 Whitman.
of citizens of the State of New Jersey from every age group and
from all walks of life volunteer countless hours of service in order
to help others in their communities; and
volunteers work to build strong community organizations, to promote
issues in the public interest and to help their fellow citizens
in need; and
towns, cities and the state benefit to a great extent from the contributions
of individuals and groups volunteering their time and service; and
promotes good citizenship and responsibility to the community; and
government can promote volunteerism and community service by providing
leadership, coordination, and recognition; and
federal National and Community Service Act of 1990 encourages a
concerned body of citizens to join and work together for the common
Jersey seeks to involve all sectors of the state in cooperative
community service efforts to help create "One New Jersey" by including
students from kindergarten through college, participants in New
Jersey Youth Corps, and schools and communities in the urban special
needs districts; and
and coordination of statewide efforts to enhance volunteerism and
service to the community, including those funded by the Commission
on National and Community Service, can best be achieved by reconstituting
and renaming the Governor's Advisory Committee on Public/Private
Volunteer Partnerships to act as advisors to the Governor, the New
Jersey Office of Volunteerism and the Department of Higher Education.
I, JIM FLORIO, Governor of the State of New[Jersey, by virtue of
the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of this
State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:
1. The Governor's
Advisory Committee on Public/Private Volunteer Partnerships shall
be renamed the Governor's Advisory Council on Volunteerism and
2. The Advisory
Council shall be composed of not more than 42 individuals appointed
by the Governor and shall be broadly representative of community
service and shall reflect the ethnic and economic diversity of
the State of New Jersey.
Commissioners of the Departments of Community Affairs, Education,
Human Services, Health and Labor, the Chancellor of Higher Education,
the Attorney General, the Chairman of the State Employment and
Training Commission, the Executive Director of the Administrative
Office of the Courts, or their designees, shall serve on the
Advisory Council as ex officio members.
representative of a federal volunteer program shall serve on
the Advisory Council as an ex officio member.
public members shall consist of representatives from volunteer
associations or organizations, youth-serving organizations,
the non-profit sector, business, and education, including students.
The public members may also include representatives from organized
labor, low-income groups, and/or persons who volunteer or are
engaged in service to the community.
members of the Advisory Council shall serve without compensation.
Public members shall serve for terms of three years, except
those public members of the Governor's Advisory Committee on
Public/Private Volunteer Partnerships whose terms have not expired
shall be reappointed to serve out the remainder of their terms
as members of the Advisory Council. Appointments to currently
vacant positions shall be made for terms of one, two or three
years so that one third of the appointments to the Advisory
Council are made each year.
Council vacancies shall be filled by the Governor for the remainder
of the unexpired term.
3. The Governor
shall designate a Chairperson from among the public members of
the Advisory Council.
4. The Advisory
the expansion of volunteerism and community service in the State
of New Jersey by advising and supporting the New Jersey Office
of Volunteerism and the Department of Higher Education;
and prioritize the important community needs and identify the
resources to meet those needs through volunteerism and community
and reward successful examples of community partnerships, service
projects, and volunteerism and to provide those models to other
communities facing those challenges;
New Jersey's youth, businesses, individuals and groups to work
together to strengthen and meet the needs of New Jersey's communities;
the Governor on volunteer, community service and service learning
for youth issues.
5. The time,
place, and manner of meeting, as well as Advisory Council operating
procedures, shall be established by the Advisory Council, except
that such rules must provide for not less than one public meeting
each year at which the public is given an opportunity to express
views concerning volunteerism and community service in the State.
6. The Advisory
Council shall receive administrative support from the New Jersey
Office of Volunteerism, but shall not obligate any funds of that
office or of any other department, office, division or agency
of the State.
7. The Department
of Higher Education shall be considered the lead State agency
in administering grants awarded through the Commission on National
and Community Service.
order shall take effect immediately.
under my hand and seal this
20th day of November in the Year of Our
Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and
Ninety Two, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred
/s/ M. Robert
Chief Counsel to the Governor