WHEREAS, Section 1 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 vests the executive power of the State of Michigan in the Governor;
WHEREAS, Section 2 of Article V of the Michigan Constitution of 1963 empowers the Governor to make changes in the organization of the executive branch of state government or in the assignment of functions among its units that the Governor considers necessary for efficient administration;
WHEREAS, the Great Lakes Wind Council was created by Executive Order 2009-1;
WHEREAS, it is necessary and desirable to amend Executive Order 2009-1 to expand the membership of the Great Lakes Wind Council;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan, by virtue of the power and authority vested in the Governor by the Michigan Constitution of 1963 and Michigan law, order the following:
Section II.B.9. of Executive Order 2009-1 is amended to read as follows:
"B. The Council shall consist of the following voting members:
9. The following members appointed by the Governor:
a. One resident of this state representing a statewide environmental organization.
b. One resident of this state representing the tourism industry.
c. One resident of this state representing the commercial shipping industry.
d. One resident of this state representing the charter fishing industry.
e. Two residents of this state representing electric utilities.
f. One resident of this state representing independent electric transmission companies.
g. One resident of this state representing the wind energy development industry.
h. One resident of this state representing Native American tribal governments.
i. One resident of this state representing local government officials.
j. Seven other residents of this state."
This Order is effective upon filing.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal of the State of Michigan this 3rd day of April in the year of our Lord, two thousand nine.
JENNIFER M. GRANHOLM
BY THE GOVERNOR:
Secretary of State