STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies
RE: Establishment of a Governor's Council on Science and Technology
WHEREAS, it is of paramount importance that the Governor and officials of all State agencies be kept informed regarding the latest scientific and technological advances so that they can benefit from their adaptation, if desirable, to State government and the solution of problems; and
WHEREAS, such information is extremely complex and its utilization demands involvement by persons trained in the disciplines concerned; and
WHEREAS, the State of Delaware's economic future and well-being require the best use of all available information; and
WHEREAS, it is essential that the State government be in the position to work with governmental and private programs that offer benefits to the people of Delaware:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:
1. That there is hereby created and established the Governor's Council on Science and Technology. The Governor will appoint a chairman and members to serve on this Council, selecting them from among qualified persons living or working within the State, with extensive experience in the disciplines most pertinent to the responsibilities of the government of the State of Delaware. They shall meet periodically at the call of the Governor.
2. The Governor's Council on Science and Technology shall have as its primary mission advising the Governor, and the Executive Branch of State government, on the role of science and technology in promoting the economic growth of Delaware and enhancing the well-being of its citizens.
3. More specifically, the Council shall consult with designated departments of the government of the State of Delaware on specific technical problems of concern to them. Further, the Council shall provide guidance on linkages and cooperation between State and federal governments relating to important scientific and technological development programs.
4. To ensure adequate coordination between the Council and activities involving the State government, liaison members will be designated for appropriate agencies.
Approved this 11th day of September, 1969.
(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON
Secretary of State