1. The Advisory
Council shall consist of not more than 42 members. The Commissioners
of the Departments of Commerce, Community Affairs, Education,
Health, Human Services and Labor, the Attorney General, the Chairperson
of the State Employment and Training Commission, the Executive
Director of the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Executive
Director of the New Jersey Commission on Community Service, or
their designees, as well as one representative of a federal volunteer
program, shall serve on the Advisory Council as ex officio members.
2. The public
members of the Advisory Council shall be appointed by the Governor
and shall consist of representatives from volunteer associations
or organizations, youth-serving organizations, the non-profit
sector and the State's business and education community. The Governor
shall designate a Chairperson from among the public members of
the Advisory Council.
of the Advisory Council shall serve without compensation. Public
members shall serve for terms of three years and, upon a recommendation
by the Executive Director of the Advisory Council, can be removed
by the Governor for cause. Advisory Council vacancies shall be
filled by the Governor for the remainder of the unexpired term.
4. The Advisory
the expansion of volunteerism and community service in the State
by advising and supporting the Governor's Office of Volunteerism;
and prioritize community needs and identify the resources to
meet those needs through volunteerism and community service;
and reward successful examples of community partnerships, service
projects, and volunteerism;
New Jersey's youth, senior citizens, businesses, individuals
and groups in efforts to work together to strengthen and meet
the needs of the State's communities through volunteerism and
community service; and
the Governor on volunteerism and community service issues.
5. The Advisory
Council shall set its own operating procedures and meeting schedule,
except that it shall meet not less than four times each year,
and one of these meetings shall give the public an opportunity
to express views concerning volunteerism and community service.
6. The Advisory
Council is authorized to solicit funding from private entities
through donations supporting its activities as described in this
7. The Governor's
Youth Advisory Council ("Youth Advisory Council") is hereby established
as an ancillary body of the Advisory Council.
8. The Youth
Advisory Council shall:
as an advisory body to the Advisory Council to identify and
prioritize urgent social problems that can be addressed by youth
through volunteerism and community service;
as an advocate for youth services throughout the State on behalf
of the Governor and the Advisory Council;
service programs to the Advisory Council; and
recommendations to the Advisory Council for promoting youth
service and related programs at the end of each of its terms.
9. The Youth
Advisory Council shall be comprised of twenty-five members appointed
by the Governor. The members shall serve for terms of three years,
except that of those first appointed, eight shall serve for a
term of one year, eight shall serve for a term of two years and
the remainer shall serve for a term of three years.
Youth Advisory Council shall include:
between the ages of 12 to 22 years old;
with demonstrated leadership abilities in the area of community
reflecting the diversity of the State.
Governor shall select annually a member of the Youth Advisory
Council to serve as its Chairperson.
Youth Advisory Council shall annually select two of its members
to serve as public members on the Advisory Council.
Youth Advisory Council shall set its own operating procedures
and meeting schedule, except that it shall meet not less than
three times per year.
Advisory Council and the Youth Advisory Council shall receive
administrative support from the Governor's Office of Volunteerism,
but shall not obligate any funds of that office or of any other
department, office, division or agency of the State.
Governor, upon a recommendation by the Executive Director of the
Advisory Council, may remove a member of the Youth Advisory Council
Order shall take effect immediately.
under my hand and seal
this day of in the Year of Our Lord,
One Thousand Nine Hundred and
Ninety Five, and of the Independence
of the United States, the Two Hundred
Christine Todd Whitman