Delaware General Assembly






TO: Heads of all State Departments and Agencies

SUBJECT: Appointment of Office of Economic Opportunity State Coordinator

WHEREAS, the economic well being and prosperity of our Nation and our State have progressed to a level surpassing any achieved in world history; and

WHEREAS, these benefits are widely shared throughout our State and our Nation, poverty continues to be the lot of many of our people; and

WHEREAS, our Nation and State can achieve its full economic and social potential as a Nation and State only if every individual has the opportunity to contribute to the full extent of his capabilities and to participate in the working of our society; and

WHEREAS, the House of Representatives and Senate of the United States of America have enacted Public Law 88-452, known as the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964; and

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the United States to eliminate a paradox of poverty in the midst of plenty by opening to everyone the opportunity for education and training, the opportunity to work, and the opportunity to live in decency and dignity;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Elbert N. Carvel, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby order that the Office of Economic Opportunity is created under the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and that Daniel J. McKenney is hereby appointed as the Economic Opportunity Coordinator for the State of Delaware. The below listed individuals are hereby appointed as advisors to the Office of Economic Opportunity:

Joseph A. Bradshaw, Chairman-Executive Director, Employment Security Commission, and Chairman, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

James M. Rosbrow, Secretary, Employment Security Commission;

Arthur C. Calvin, Community Services Council of Delaware, Inc.;

Dr. Richard P. Gousha, Superintendent, Department of Public Instruction;

Dr. Floyd I. Hudson, Executive Secretary, State Board of Health;

Dr. Daniel F. Lieberman, Superintendent, Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst;

Hon. Sherman W. Tribbitt, Lieutenant Governor;

Harry W. Towers, Acting Director, Department of Corrections;

John E. Hiland, Jr., Director, State Board of Welfare; F. Earl McGinnes, Budget Director;

Theodore N. Burke, Jr., Director, Wilmington Committee for Economic Opportunity;

Raymond H. Johnson, President, Mayors' Association of Delaware;

Elisha C. Dukes, Secretary of State;

Dr. George M. Worrilow, Vice President for University Relations, University of Delaware.

Additional individuals may be appointed as advisors to the Coordinator pursuant to his request to the Governor and through a subsequent modifying Executive Order. All actions of the State departments and agencies related to the Office of Economic Opportunity shall be coordinated through the Office of Economic Opportunity Coordinator.

APPROVED this 22nd day of December, 1964.

ELBERT N. CARVEL By the Governor


Attest: ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State