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Executive Order #111

Governor Christine Todd Whitman

See executive orders #82, #90,and #93 Whitman.

WHEREAS, on May 27, 1998, the Advisory Committee on the Preservation and Use of Ellis Island was formed by Executive Order No. 82 (1998) and charged with investigating all potential future uses of the structures on Ellis Island, New Jersey, and with recommending to the Governor and the State Historic Preservation Officer a plan to maintain, restore, and put those structures to beneficial use in a manner consistent with the historic significance of the Island; and

WHEREAS, in December 1999, the Advisory Committee on the Preservation and Use of Ellis Island fulfilled its charge and effectively completed its work by delivering to the Governor and the State Historic Preservation Officer a Report recommending a plan to maintain, restore, and put to beneficial use the structures on Ellis Island, New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, the Ellis Island New Jersey Foundation, a private, non-profit organization, has been established to help fulfill the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on the Preservation and Use of Ellis Island; and

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey seeks to cooperate with and assist the Ellis Island New Jersey Foundation in its efforts to maintain, restore and put to beneficial use the structures on Ellis Island, New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of the State of New Jersey, as well as the citizens of the United States, would benefit from the maintenance, restoration and beneficial use of the structures on Ellis Island, New Jersey;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and DIRECT:

1. There is created in, but not of, the Department of Environmental Protection, the Ellis Island New Jersey Restoration Advisory Committee (the "Committee").

2. The Committee is charged to the extent permitted by law with cooperating with and assisting the Ellis Island New Jersey Foundation in furthering its efforts to maintain, restore and put to beneficial use the structures on Ellis Island. The Committee shall also periodically advise the Governor and the State Historic Preservation Officer of the progress made in maintaining, restoring and putting to beneficial use the structures on Ellis Island, New Jersey.

3. The Committee shall be composed of the following members, all of whom shall serve ex-officio:

a. The Attorney General, or a designee;

b. The State Treasurer, or a designee;

c. The State Historic Preservation Officer, or a designee;

d. The Secretary of State, or a designee; and

e. The Commissioner of Health and Senior Services, or a designee.

4. The State Historic Preservation Officer shall serve as Chair of the Committee, and shall appoint a Vice-Chair from among the members of the Committee. The Chair may appoint a secretary who need not be a member of the Committee.

5. The Committee shall organize and meet as soon as possible after its formation and may hold joint meetings with the Ellis Island New Jersey Foundation or any other non- profit organization interested in maintaining, restoring and putting to beneficial use the structures on Ellis Island, New Jersey.

6. The Committee is authorized to call upon any department, office, division or agency of this State to supply it with the data and other information, personnel or assistance it deems necessary to discharge its duties under this Order. Each department, office, division or agency is hereby directed, to the extent not inconsistent with the law, to furnish it with such information, personnel and assistance as are necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Order.

7. This Order shall take effect immediately.

GIVEN, under my hand and seal
this 6th day of April in the Year of
Our Lord, Two Thousand, and of
the Independence of the United
States, the Two Hundred and Twenty-Fourth.

/s/ Christine Todd Whitman
Governor

[seal]

Attest:

/s/Richard S. Mroz
Chief Counsel to the Governor

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