An Order Amending the Order to Advance Maine's Creative Economy
March 29, 2005
35 FY 04/05
WHEREAS, the Maine Creative Economy Council created pursuant to Executive Order 30 FY 04/05 (dated January 25, 2005) is intended to incorporate a broad range of innovative ideas to advance public and private initiatives, some of which may require legislation to effectively implement; and
WHEREAS, the composition of the Council would be improved by additional geographic representation; and
WHEREAS, the composition of the Council does not include legislators whose knowledge and experience would benefit the Council’s pursuits;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Governor John E. Baldacci, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby modify Executive Order 30 FY 04/05 in the following manner:
By striking the Membership provision of Section I and replacing it with the following:
The Governor shall appoint up to 26 members to the Creative Economy Council, who will serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Eight members shall represent the business community; four from technology-related businesses and four shall be from cultural-related businesses. Four members shall represent cultural-related nonprofit organizations; four members shall represent economic development or business finance organizations; two members shall represent institutions of higher education; and one member shall have expertise in diversity issues. One member shall be the Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD); and one member shall be the Director of the Maine Arts Commission, or designee. A member representing cultural-related businesses shall serve as co-chair and the Deputy Commissioner of DECD shall serve as the other co-chair.
Five members at large may be appointed by the Governor.
The Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate are each invited, but not required to nominate one (1) member of their respective chambers. Legislators appointed to the Council shall be voting members and shall serve as the Legislature’s co-chairs.
The term of membership shall be three years, and members may be reappointed for one term. Members shall serve without compensation. The Council shall meet as often as necessary to complete assigned duties.
In all other respects, the terms of Executive Order 30 FY 04/05 remain the same.
The effective date of this Executive Order is March 29, 2005.