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EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 92-04

THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY

PHIL BREDESEN, MAYOR

Subject: Mayor's Advisory Committee on Refugee and Immigration Affairs

WHEREAS, Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County has approximately 6,000 refugees, and additional refugees from a number of countries are expected to continue to resettle in this area; and

WHEREAS, the various kinds of assistance available to refugees is provided by numerous agencies and entities in the public and private sector; and

WHEREAS, there has been in existence since 1982 a Mayor's Advisory Committee on Refugee and Immigration Affairs which has been of some assistance in coordinating the services of various public and private entities for the benefit of refugees;

NOW THEREFORE, /, Philip Bredesen, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me, do hereby direct and order that:

1.   A new Mayor's Advisory Committee on Refugee and Immigration Affairs is hereby created, which shall meet for one year, at the end of which its continued existence will be evaluated.

2.  The following Metropolitan Government agencies and entities shall furnish a representative for this committee:

Mayor's Office

Juvenile Court

Metropolitan Police Department

Metropolitan Social Services Department

Metropolitan General Hospital

Maternal and Infant Care Program at Metropolitan General Hospital

Metropolitan Board of Education

English as a Second Language Program of the Metropolitan Board of Education

Metropolitan Health Department

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency

3.  The following departments of Tennessee state government shall be asked to furnish a representative for this committee:

Department of Human Services

Department of Mental Health

Department of Health

Department of Education

4.  The following community agencies shall be asked to furnish a representative for this committee:

Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.

Church World Services

World Relief

Jewish Social Services

Council of Community Services

5.  The Chair of this Advisory Committee shall be Margaret 1. Pollard, the Refugee Coordinator for Metropolitan Department of Social Services. Agencies and entities are asked to furnish the name, address and telephone number of their designated representative to Ms. Pollard by March 30, 1992.

Ordered this 11th day of March 1992

Philip Bredesen
Mayor