43.15.020  <<  43.15.030 >>   43.15.040

Association of Washington generalsCreated.

(1) The association of Washington generals is organized as a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan corporation in accordance with chapter 24.03 RCW and this section.
(2) The purpose of the association of Washington generals is to:
(a) Provide the state a means of extending formal recognition for an individual's outstanding services to the state;
(b) Bring together those individuals to serve the state as ambassadors of trade, tourism, and international goodwill; and
(c) Expand educational, sports, and/or employment opportunities for youth, veterans, and people with disabilities in Washington state.
(3) The association of Washington generals may conduct activities in support of their mission, including but not limited to:
(a) Establishing selection criteria for selecting Washington generals;
(b) Training Washington generals as ambassadors of the state of Washington, nationally and internationally; and
(c) Promoting Washington generals as ambassadors of the state of Washington.
(4) The association of Washington generals is governed by a board of directors. The board is composed of the governor, lieutenant governor, and the secretary of state, who serve as ex officio, nonvoting members, and other officers and members as the association of Washington generals designates.
(5) The board shall:
(a) Review nominations for and be responsible for the selection of Washington generals;
(b) Establish the title of honorary Washington general to honor worthy individuals from outside the state of Washington; and
(c) Adopt bylaws and establish governance and transparency policies.
(6) The lieutenant governor's office may provide technical and financial assistance for the association of Washington generals, where the work of the association aligns with the mission of the office. Assistance from the lieutenant governor's office may include, but is not limited to:
(a) Collaboration with the association of Washington generals on the Washington world fellows program, a college readiness and study abroad fellowship administered by the office of the lieutenant governor;
(b) Beginning January 1, 2019, collaboration with the association of Washington generals to administer the sports mentoring program as established under RCW 43.15.100, a mentoring program to encourage underserved youth to join sports or otherwise participate in the area of sports; and
(c) The compilation of a yearly financial report, which shall be made available to the legislature no later than January 15th of each year, detailing all revenues and expenditures associated with the Washington world fellows program and the sports mentoring program. Any expenditures made by the association of Washington generals in support of the Washington world fellows program and the sports mentoring program shall be made available to the office of the lieutenant governor for the purpose of inclusion in the annual financial report.
(7) The legislature may make appropriations in support of the Washington generals subject to the availability of funds.
(8) The office of the lieutenant governor must post on its web site detailed information on all funds received by the association of Washington generals and all expenditures by the association of Washington generals.
Site Contents
Selected content listed in alphabetical order under each group