DOEA Advisory Council
The council serves in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of DOEA in assisting him with carrying out the purposes, duties, and responsibilities of DOEA, as specified in this Section 430.05, Florida Statutes. The council makes recommendations to the Secretary, the Governor, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the President of the Senate regarding organizational issues and additions or reductions in the department's duties and responsibilities. The advisory council is an independent nonpartisan body and are not subject to control, supervision, or direction by the department.
The advisory council is composed of one member appointed by the Governor from each of the state's planning and service areas, which are designated in accordance with the Older Americans Act, two additional members appointed by the Governor (at-large), two members appointed by the President of the Senate, and two members appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
The advisory council meets quarterly, and the members of the advisory council do not receive salary, but are entitled to reimbursement for travel and per diem expenses.
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