WHEREAS, the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging (Council) was established in 1973 in response to the federal Older Americans Act; and
WHEREAS, the membership and duties of the Council were amended by Executive Order 07-29; and
WHEREAS, the Older Americans Act does not mandate the existence of a state advisory council on aging; and
WHEREAS, the Council is required under Executive Order 07-29 to meet at least four times per year, which can result in costs to the State of Missouri; and
WHEREAS, the duties of the Council are similar to the duties of the State Board of Senior Services; and
WHEREAS, eliminating the Council and transferring its duties to the State Board of Senior Services will result in more efficient, effective service to Missouri seniors.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JEREMIAH W. (JAY) NIXON, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Laws of the State of Missouri, do hereby rescind Executive Order 07-29 and any prior executive orders relating to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging, thereby terminating the Council, and assign its duties to the State Board of Senior Services.
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.