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Toepel, M. G.; Kuehn, Hazel L. (ed.) / The Wisconsin Blue Book, 1958
(1958)

Executive branch and constitutional departments,   pp. [261]-292 PDF (8.4 MB)


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WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK
4. Public Relations
  a. Represents the state at interstate and national meetings.
  b. Takes part in significant ceremonies within the state.
  c. Travels throughout the state talking with citizens in every
     area.
  d. Maintains a public information center in the rotunda of the
     State Capitol.
  e. Prepares and issues about 4 proclamations a week. These re-
     late to the observance of holidays, special days, weeks and
     months.
                Division of Departmental Research
   In 1939 the legislature created the Division of Departmental Re-
search within the Governor's Office.
Functions:
   1. Advises the Governor on the organizational problems and oper-
     ating methods of state agencies.
   2. Assists the Governor in directing and coordinating the records
     management program and in utilizing modern business equip-
     ment and up-to-date forms and systems.
   3. Recommends, when necessary, changes which will improve the
      efficiency and effectiveness of the service which the state per-
      forms for its citizens.
                  Industrial Development Division
   In 1955 the legislature created the Division of Industrial Develop-
ment within the Governor's Office. An advisory committee appointed
by the Governor aids the director of the division. Membership of
this committee consists of 2 senators, 2 assemblymen and 13 other
members representing industry, agriculture, small business, labor,
banking and finance, the University of Wisconsin, railroads, water
transportation, public utilities, harbor and terminal authorities and
industries at least 2 of whom represent the lake ports.
Functions:
   1. Fosters the growth and diversification of industry in the state
      through its research and promotion and advertising programs.
   2. Acts as a central coordinating agency and clearinghouse for
      activities and information concerning the state's economy.
   3. Assists local industrial development committees in organizing
      programs to attract industry and to expand economic growth
      in the communities.
   4. Formulates and directs a program of port development for the
      state and for this purpose a port development specialist was
      added to the staff in 1957.
              THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
 Lieutenant Governor: Warren P. Knowles.
 Office: During legislative session, State Capitol; otherwise, New
   Richmond.
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