Executive Order 2019-001

Executive Order 2019-001
November 18, 2019
Mayor’s Council on Veterans Affairs
WHEREAS, the City of East Providence honors, appreciates, and holds in highest regard, all veterans and active duty members of the United States Armed Forces; and
WHEREAS, the City of East Providence seeks to do all it can to improve the lives of the veteran population within its community; and
WHEREAS, the City of East Providence recognizes the continuing accomplishments and achievements East Providence veterans, themselves, have done for the community; and
WHEREAS, the City of East Providence is home to active duty military, veterans, and civilians as well as several volunteer and nonprofit groups devoted to improving the lives of veterans; and
WHEREAS, bringing these groups together to work in conjunction and leverage existing resources will maximize the city’s ability to service its veterans; and
WHEREAS, the mayor seeks guidance and advice from those who are most knowledgeable on all issues concerning veterans so that the city may offer the greatest benefits to its veterans.
NOW, THEREFORE, by the power vested in me as Mayor of the City of East Providence, it is hereby ordered:
Section 1: Establishment and composition of Mayor’s Council on Veterans Affairs:
(a) Pursuant to Chapter 2 Article III Sec. 2-41 of Revised Ordinances City of East Providence, Rhode Island, there is hereby established, the Mayor’s Council on Veterans Affairs, herein referred to as the Veterans Council.
(b) The Veterans Council shall consist of (11) eleven members, a majority of whom shall be veterans. The mayor or his designee shall serve as an ex officio member of the Veterans Council.
(c) Each member shall serve for a term of (1) one year, but shall remain on the Veterans Council until a successor is appointed.
(d) The mayor shall appoint a chair of the Veterans Council, who shall be an East Providence veteran, following a recommendation made by a majority vote of the Veterans Council.
Section 2: Duties of Mayor’s Council on Veterans Affairs:
(a) The Veterans Council shall serve in an advisory capacity to consult the mayor on various issues that pertain to veterans.
(b) The Veterans Council shall keep the mayor informed of various events related to veterans.
(c) The Veterans Council may propose new ideas and initiatives for veterans within the city to the mayor.
Section 3: Effective Date: This order shall take effect immediately.
Roberto L. DaSilva