STATE OF DELAWARE
TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies
RE: Transfer of Delaware Office of Economic Opportunity to the Department of Community Affairs and Economic Development
WHEREAS, by Executive Order Number 46 of December 22, 1964, Governor Elbert N. Carvel created the Office of Economic Opportunity under the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; and
WHEREAS, the Office of Economic Opportunity has directly administered various programs and has acted as a coordinating office with state, federal, and local agencies; and
WHEREAS, it is desirable to broaden the range of its activities and programs in the interests of furthering greater economic opportunities for economically disadvantaged citizens as expressed in state and federal laws and regulations:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, RUSSELL W. PETERSON, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby amend Executive Order Number 46 of December 22, 1964, and declare and order as follows:
1. The Office of Economic Opportunity is continued and its powers, duties, and functions are transferred to and vested in the Department of Community Affairs and Economic Development.
2. Subject to applicable federal laws and regulations, the Secretary of Community Affairs and Economic Development shall appoint and fix the salary of, with the written approval of the Governor, the Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, who shall have such powers, duties, and functions as may be assigned by the Secretary of the Department of Community Affairs and Economic Development and such other responsibilities as may be provided by federal laws and regulations.
3. All actions of departments and agencies of the state relating to the federal or state Office of Economic Opportunity shall be coordinated with the Director of Economic Opportunity in the Department of Community Affairs and Economic Development.
Approved this 25th day of August, 1970.
(GREAT SEAL) RUSSELL W. PETERSON
Secretary of State