Executive Order

Executive Order No. 64: Establishing a Governor's Advisory Committee on Food Administration

Date: 10/07/1968
Issuer: John A. Volpe

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WHEREAS, an important responsibility of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is to provide nutritious, palatable and varied meals in its hospitals and other public institutions; and

WHEREAS, I, John A. Volpe, Governor of the Commonwealth, previously directed the Commissioner of Administration to examine the institutional food program of the Commonwealth and to determine methods for its improvement; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Administration, having made such examination, concluded that this program could be improved through the development of standardized purchasing procedures calculated to improve quality and control expenditures, through the establishment of programs for recruiting and retaining competent personnel, and through better menu preparation; and

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Administration appointed, in the Executive Office for Administration and Finance, a Director of Food Administration entrusted with the responsibility of undertaking these improvements and exercising continuing supervision over our institutional food program; and

WHEREAS, the Director of Food Administration has received the assistance and counsel of persons engaged in institutional work and of persons in the commercial food industry in the fulfillment of his assigned responsibilities, and because this assistance and counsel has been a major factor contributing to the establishment of a significantly improved institutional food program in this Commonwealth;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, John A. Volpe, Governor of the Commonwealth, by virtue of all the authority vested in me, do hereby issue this Order to insure the continuation of this assistance and counsel to the Director of Food Administration.

There is hereby created a committee to be known as the Governor's Advisory Committee on Food Administration to consist of not more than thirty members. The members of the Committee shall be appointed from time to time by the Governor and shall serve at his pleasure. Each member of the Committee shall be a person qualified by experience in the field of food administration or related fields to contribute to the continuing improvement of our institutional food program.

The Director of Food Administration may call on the members of the Advisory Committee for such aid as shall be necessary in devising practical and economic methods for the efficient administration of our institutional food program.

Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston this seventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixty-eight and of the Independence of the United States of America, one hundred and ninety- third.

JOHN A. VOLPE
Governor
Commonwealth of Massachusetts

JOHN F. X. DAVOREN
Secretary of the Commonwealth

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