EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 99-14
EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 99-14
Office of Community Programs
WHEREAS, the governor annually hosts a Governor's Conference for the officers and employees of the
executive branch of state government to direct their attention to issues on accountability and citizen services;
WHEREAS, the 1998 Governor's Conference produced recommendations about prioritizing the manner in which
the state conducts business and improving the delivery of state services to the citizens of the state of Louisiana;
WHEREAS, the Office of the Governor has many agencies and/or divisions within it which provide a wide range
of services for the citizens and local governments of the state of Louisiana; and
WHEREAS, coordinating the operation and delivery of the services provided by the agencies and/or divisions
of the Office of the Governor through a single office is consistent with the recommendations developed at the 1998
Governor's Conference and will result in a more effective use of state funds;
NOW THEREFORE, I, M.J. "MIKE" FOSTER, JR., Governor of the state of Louisiana, by virtue of the authority
vested by the Constitution and the laws of the state of Louisiana, do hereby order and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: The Office of Community Programs (hereafter "Office") is established within the executive
department, Office of the Governor.
SECTION 2: The Office shall be composed of the following agencies and divisions of the Office of the Governor:
SECTION 3: The duties and functions of the Office shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
SECTION 5: All entities in the executive branch of state government which are required by the Louisiana
Constitution of 1974, as amended, or by legislative act to report to the governor, are required to report all available
grant, loan, and/or contract funding sources to the Office.
SECTION 6: Support staff, facilities, and resources for the Office shall be provided by the Office of the
SECTION 7: All departments, commissions, boards, agencies, and officers of the state, or any political
subdivision thereof, are authorized and directed to cooperate with the Office in implementing the provisions of this
SECTION 8: This Order is effective upon signature and shall continue in effect until amended, modified,
terminated, or rescinded by the governor, or terminated by operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of Louisiana, at
the Capitol, in the city of Baton Rouge, on this 26th day of March, 1999.
M.J. "Mike" Foster
Secretary of State