|William F. Weld
|Executive Order 259
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(RESCINDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 259)
WHEREAS, it is the policy and intent of this Administration to promote and facilitate the fullest possible participation by all citizens in state government and in state contracting; and
WHEREAS, minority human service providers frequently face special and inordinately difficult problems in achieving viable economic status; and
WHEREAS, the participation of minority human service providers in state contracting to provide social, health, rehabilitative and special educational services to citizens, especially those in minority communities, is essential; and
WHEREAS, state agencies are mandated by Executive Order 237, concerning Minority Business Development, to take affirmative steps to encourage the development and viability of minority human service providers, among others; and
WHEREAS, representatives of minority communities have developed and created, as a private, non-profit corporation, the Massachusetts Minority Business Round Table, Inc., to promote communication and coordination between various minority communities, minority human service and other contractors, state agencies, and sources of financial and technical assistance, in order to improve the technical capacity of existing minority human service and other contractors, and to support the development of additional qualified minority human service and other contractors, which can provide social services for state agencies; and
WHEREAS, the Massachusetts Minority Business Round Table, Inc. is composed of individuals from minority communities who are professionals, business managers, and management consultants, and who have significant amounts of experience and expertise in the area of human service provision, banking, international trade, and all aspects of for-profit and non-profit management, including fundraising, financial record keeping, affirmative action performance, and systems management; and
WHEREAS, the members of the Massachusetts Minority Business Round Table, Inc. have established relationships with persons in the business community and the minority community, which are important to achieving their goals; and
WHEREAS, the Massachusetts Minority Business Round Table, Inc. will be most successful in achieving these stated goals with the active participation, support and counsel of state officials whose agencies provide such services;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, William F. Weld, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, by virtue of the authority vested in me as supreme executive magistrate, do hereby issue this Order directing the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the agencies within the Secretary's jurisdiction, to work cooperatively with the Massachusetts Minority Business Round Table in its efforts to promote and support the fullest participation by minority human service providers in the economy of the Commonwealth and the opportunities created through state government activities, and as it works to ensure the provision of essential social services, especially to minority communities.
The Massachusetts Minority Business Round Table shall submit, in January of each year, beginning in 1992, an annual report to the Secretary of Health and Human Services describing the progress they have made in fulfilling the goals of this Executive Order.
All state agencies affected by the efforts and goals of the Massachusetts Minority Business Round Table, and the goals of Executive Order 237, are hereby directed to cooperate fully with the Massachusetts Minority Business Round Table.
Given in the Executive Chamber in Boston this 24th day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and ninety-two.
William F. Weld, Governor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Michael Joseph Connolly
Secretary of the Commonwealth