MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey has signed another executive order that will take effect immediately. On Thursday she announced the order, Executive Order 709, will establish the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services.

The new office will be within the the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) and will replace the former Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Volunteer Service.

Ivey appointed Lisa Castaldo as Coordinator for the Office, and she will report to Director Kenneth Boswell at ADECA. The Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services will continue to serve as the operating agency of the Alabama Commission on National and Community Service and conduct its programs funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

In a statement Ivey said, “It is my goal as governor to steady the ship of state and improve the image of Alabama, part of that entails ending unnecessary duplication of services within state agencies. I know that the Governor’s Office of Volunteer Services will work well in its new home at ADECA. I appreciate Coordinator Castaldo and all of the staff for the incredible work they are doing and look forward to them being just as successful in the future.”

View Executive Order 709 in its entirety by clicking here.

Jeremy Law for SylacaugaNews.com | © 2017, SylacaugaNews.com/Marble City Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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