In January 2010, Governor Patrick signed Executive Order 519 to institutionalize the Office of Access and Opportunity, its mission and its objectives. A copy of the Executive Order can be found at the end of this document.
OAO's mission is to organize state government to identify, understand, and act upon the structural impediments, which inhibit the equitable inclusion of various individuals within the fabric of the state's social and economic mainstream. The objective is to bring forward a higher degree of transparency of effort and accountability. In short, Access and Opportunities is about opening doors and removing barriers.
It is my pleasure to present the Office of Access and Opportunity Strategic Goals and Objectives for FY2011. I remain honored to have the opportunity to serve and to further the goal of ensuring nondiscrimination and equal opportunity within the Executive Branch of state government.
Ronald G. Marlow
Assistant Secretary for Access and Opportunity