HB781: Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission, created.


HOUSE BILL NO. 781
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on General Laws
on February 8, 2008)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Delegate Kilgore)
A BILL to amend and reenact § 2.2-2101 of the Code of Virginia, as it is currently effective and as it may become effective, and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 25 of Title 2.2 an article numbered 9, consisting of sections numbered 2.2-2532 through 2.2-2536, relating to the creation of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 2.2-2101 of the Code of Virginia, as it is currently effective and as it may become effective, is amended and reenacted and that the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 25 of Title 2.2 an article numbered 9, consisting of sections numbered 2.2-2532 through 2.2-2536 as follows:

§ 2.2-2101. (Effective July 1, 2008) Prohibition against service by legislators on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch; exceptions.

Members of the General Assembly shall be ineligible to serve on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch of state government who are responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly. Such prohibition shall not extend to boards, commissions, and councils engaged solely in policy studies or commemorative activities. If any law directs the appointment of any member of the General Assembly to a board, commission, or council in the executive branch of state government that is responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly, such portion of such law shall be void, and the Governor shall appoint another person from the Commonwealth at large to fill such a position.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to members of the Board for Branch Pilots, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 54.1-901; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.3; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.25; to members of the Board of Directors of the New College Institute who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.31; to members of the Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-5204; to members of the Board of Veterans Services, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2452; to members appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority pursuant to § 23-231.15; to members of the Commonwealth Competition Commission, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2621; to members of the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2423; to members of the Advisory Commission on the Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-346.1; to members of the Substance Abuse Services Council, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2696; to members of the Criminal Justice Services Board, who shall be appointed as provided in § 9.1-108; to members of the State Executive Council for Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2648; to members of the Virginia Workforce Council, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2669; to members of the Commission on Civics Education, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-212.18; to members of the Volunteer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Award Fund Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 51.1-1201; to members of the Secure Commonwealth Panel, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-306; to members of the Forensic Science Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 9.1-1109; or to members of the Virginia Commission on Immigration, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2530; or to members of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2533.

§ 2.2-2101. (Contingent effective date, see Editor's note) Prohibition against service by legislators on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch; exceptions.

Members of the General Assembly shall be ineligible to serve on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch of state government who are responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly. Such prohibition shall not extend to boards, commissions, and councils engaged solely in policy studies or commemorative activities. If any law directs the appointment of any member of the General Assembly to a board, commission, or council in the executive branch of state government that is responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly, such portion of such law shall be void, and the Governor shall appoint another person from the Commonwealth at large to fill such a position.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to members of the Board for Branch Pilots, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 54.1-901; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.3; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.25; to members of the Board of Directors of the New College Institute who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.31; to members of the Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-5204; to members of the Board of Veterans Services, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2452; to members appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority pursuant to § 23-231.15; to members of the Commonwealth Competition Commission, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2621; to members of the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2423; to members of the Advisory Commission on the Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-346.1; to members of the Substance Abuse Services Council, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2696; to members of the Criminal Justice Services Board, who shall be appointed as provided in § 9.1-108; to members of the State Executive Council for Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2648; to members of the Virginia Workforce Council, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2669; to members of the Commission on Civics Education, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-212.18; to members of the Volunteer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Award Fund Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 51.1-1201; to members of the Secure Commonwealth Panel, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-306; or to members of the Forensic Science Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 9.1-1109; or to members of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2533.

Article 9.
Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission.

§ 2.2-2532. Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission; purpose.

The Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission (the Commission) is established as an advisory commission in the executive branch of state government. The purpose of the Commission is to encourage the economic development of Southwest Virginia through the expansion of cultural heritage ventures and initiatives related to tourism and other asset-based enterprises, including the Southwest Virginia Artisan Center, the Crooked Road, Round The Mountain, and related cultural heritage organizations, and venues that promote entrepreneurial and employment opportunities. 

§ 2.2-2533. Membership; qualifications; terms; vacancies; officers; compensation.

A. The Commission shall have a total membership of 23 members that shall consist of five legislative members, 11 nonlegislative citizen members and seven ex officio members. Members shall be appointed as follows: two members of the Senate to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules; three members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates; two nonlegislative citizen members who shall be residents of Southwest Virginia, and two nonlegislative citizen members who shall be executive directors of either Planning District Commissions 1, 2, 3, 4, or 12 or their designees, to be appointed by the Governor; one nonlegislative citizen member who shall be an elected or appointed official of the Town of Abingdon to be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Abingdon Town Council, if any; one nonlegislative citizen member who shall be an elected or appointed official of Washington County to be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Washington County Board of Supervisors, if any; four nonlegislative citizen members who shall be artisans and members of Round the Mountain, who shall be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the executive committee of Round the Mountain; and one nonlegislative citizen member who shall represent the Ninth Congressional District and serve as a member of the Virginia Commission for the Arts, to be appointed by the Governor upon the recommendation of the Executive Director of the Virginia Commission for the Arts, if any. The Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, the President of Virginia Highlands Community College, the Chairman of The Crooked Road, the Chairman of Round the Mountain; the Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, the Director of the Virginia Tourism Corporation, and the Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center or their designees shall serve ex officio with nonvoting privileges.

B. Legislative members and ex officio members of the Commission shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office. Appointments to fill vacancies, other than by expiration of a term, shall be for the unexpired term. Vacancies shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointments. All members may be reappointed.

No House member shall serve more than four consecutive two-year terms, no Senate member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms, and no nonlegislative citizen member shall serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. The remainder of any term to which a member is appointed to fill a vacancy shall not constitute a term in determining the member's eligibility for reappointment.

C. Legislative members shall receive such compensation as provided in § 30-19.12. All members of the Commission shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as provided in §§ 2.2-2813 and 2.2-2825. Funding for the costs of compensation and expenses of the members shall be provided by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

D. The Commission shall elect a chairman and a vice-chairman from among its members and may appoint such other officers as it deems necessary. The Commission shall appoint an executive committee and such other committees as it deems necessary to oversee personnel and other areas related to operations and the achievement of the goals of the Commission.

§ 2.2-2534. Powers of and duties of the Commission.

A. The Commission shall have the following powers and duties:

1. Accept, execute, and administer any trust in which it may have an interest under the terms of the instrument creating the trust;

2. Establish and administer agreements with public or private agencies in order to achieve its goals;

3. Rent, lease, including the execution of leases with option to purchase, buy, own, acquire, and dispose of such property, real and personal, as the Commission deems proper to carry out any of the purposes and provisions of this article;

4. Finance, fund, plan, establish, construct, enlarge, extend, equip, update, and maintain buildings, structures, and facilities that are necessary or desirable to achieve its goals;

5. Operate, manage, and oversee the retail sales, demonstration, performance, and interpretation of artisan, musical, or other cultural activities, food and visitor services, and other functions as may be necessary or desirable to achieve its goals;

6. Employ and compensate such employees and agents as the Commission deems necessary. The Commission may appoint an executive director who shall be authorized to employ such staff as necessary to enable the Commission to achieve its goals. The Commission shall determine the duties of such staff and fix salaries and compensation from such funds as may be received;

7. Borrow and seek, accept, and expend gifts, grants, or donations from public or private sources;

8. Manage the operations of any existing or new facility in accordance with the provisions of this section;

9. Facilitate the sustainability of economic development initiatives relating to the cultural heritage of Southwest Virginia by providing financial resources and technical assistance to organizations and venues that contribute to achieving the goals of the Commission;

10. Serve as a resource and referral center by maintaining and disseminating information about Southwest Virginia cultural heritage efforts and venues;

11. Develop specific goals and initiatives intended to improve the quality of life and entrepreneurial opportunities in Southwest Virginia, in coordination with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Southwest Virginia tourism, and economic development organizations, local governments, and other entities; and

12. Submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual report for publication as a report document as provided in the procedures of the Division of Legislative Automated Systems for the processing of legislative documents and reports. The chairman shall submit to the Governor and the General Assembly an annual executive summary of the interim activity and work of the Commission no later than the first day of each regular session of the General Assembly. The executive summary shall be submitted for publication as a report document as provided in the procedures of the Division of Legislative Automated Systems for the processing of legislative documents and reports and shall be posted on the General Assembly's website.

B. The Commission may establish nonprofit, nonstock corporations under Chapter 10 (§ 13.1-801 et seq.) of Title 13.1 as public instrumentalities exercising public and essential governmental functions to assist the Commission in (i) encouraging the economic development of Southwest Virginia through the expansion of cultural heritage ventures and initiatives related to tourism and other asset-based enterprises, including the Southwest Virginia Artisan Center, the Crooked Road, Round The Mountain, and related cultural heritage organizations and venues that promote entrepreneurial and employment opportunities, and (ii) conducting other activities useful in carrying out the provisions of this article.

The board of directors of any such corporation shall be composed of the chairman of the Commission and eight persons appointed by the Commission. The terms of the members of any corporation established shall be four years.

The Commission shall require any such corporation to report to it at least annually on its activities.

§ 2.2-2535. Staffing.

The Department of Housing and Community Development shall provide staff support to the Commission. All agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide assistance to the Commission, upon request.

§ 2.2-2536. Sunset.

This chapter shall expire on July 1, 2011. 

HOUSE BILL NO. 781
Offered January 9, 2008
Prefiled January 8, 2008
A BILL to amend and reenact § 2.2-2101, as it will become effective and as it may become effective, of the Code of Virginia and to amend the Code of Virginia by adding in Chapter 25 of Title 2.2 an article numbered 9, consisting of sections numbered 2.2-2532 through 2.2-2535, relating to the creation of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission.
Patrons-- Kilgore and Johnson

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 2.2-2101, as it will become effective and as it may become effective, of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted and that the Code of Virginia is amended by adding in Chapter 25 of Title 2.2 an article numbered 9, consisting of sections numbered 2.2-2532 through 2.2-2535, as follows:

§ 2.2-2101. (Effective July 1, 2008) Prohibition against service by legislators on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch; exceptions.

Members of the General Assembly shall be ineligible to serve on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch of state government who are responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly. Such prohibition shall not extend to boards, commissions, and councils engaged solely in policy studies or commemorative activities. If any law directs the appointment of any member of the General Assembly to a board, commission, or council in the executive branch of state government that is responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly, such portion of such law shall be void, and the Governor shall appoint another person from the Commonwealth at large to fill such a position.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to members of the Board for Branch Pilots, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 54.1-901; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.3; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.25; to members of the Board of Directors of the New College Institute who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.31; to members of the Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-5204; to members of the Board of Veterans Services, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2452; to members appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority pursuant to § 23-231.15; to members of the Commonwealth Competition Commission, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2621; to members of the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2423; to members of the Advisory Commission on the Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-346.1; to members of the Substance Abuse Services Council, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2696; to members of the Criminal Justice Services Board, who shall be appointed as provided in § 9.1-108; to members of the State Executive Council for Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2648; to members of the Virginia Workforce Council, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2669; to members of the Commission on Civics Education, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-212.18; to members of the Volunteer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Award Fund Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 51.1-1201; to members of the Secure Commonwealth Panel, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-306; to members of the Forensic Science Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 9.1-1109; or to members of the Virginia Commission on Immigration, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2530; or to members of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2533.

§ 2.2-2101. (Contingent effective date, see Editor's note) Prohibition against service by legislators on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch; exceptions.

Members of the General Assembly shall be ineligible to serve on boards, commissions, and councils within the executive branch of state government who are responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly. Such prohibition shall not extend to boards, commissions, and councils engaged solely in policy studies or commemorative activities. If any law directs the appointment of any member of the General Assembly to a board, commission, or council in the executive branch of state government that is responsible for administering programs established by the General Assembly, such portion of such law shall be void, and the Governor shall appoint another person from the Commonwealth at large to fill such a position.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to members of the Board for Branch Pilots, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 54.1-901; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.3; to members of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.25; to members of the Board of Directors of the New College Institute who shall be appointed as provided for in § 23-231.31; to members of the Virginia Interagency Coordinating Council who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-5204; to members of the Board of Veterans Services, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2452; to members appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Roanoke Higher Education Authority pursuant to § 23-231.15; to members of the Commonwealth Competition Commission, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2621; to members of the Virginia Geographic Information Network Advisory Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2423; to members of the Advisory Commission on the Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-346.1; to members of the Substance Abuse Services Council, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2696; to members of the Criminal Justice Services Board, who shall be appointed as provided in § 9.1-108; to members of the State Executive Council for Comprehensive Services for At-Risk Youth and Families, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2648; to members of the Virginia Workforce Council, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-2669; to members of the Commission on Civics Education, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 22.1-212.18; to members of the Volunteer Firefighters' and Rescue Squad Workers' Service Award Fund Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 51.1-1201; to members of the Secure Commonwealth Panel, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 2.2-306; or to members of the Forensic Science Board, who shall be appointed as provided for in § 9.1-1109; or to members of the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission, who shall be appointed as provided in § 2.2-2533.

Article 9.
Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission.

§ 2.2-2532. Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission created.

There is hereby established the Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Commission (the Commission) as an advisory commission within the meaning of § 2.2-2100, in the executive branch of state government.  The purpose of the Commission is to encourage the economic development of Southwest Virginia through the expansion of cultural heritage ventures and initiatives related to tourism and other asset-based enterprises, including the Southwest Virginia Artisan Center, the Crooked Road, Round The Mountain, and related cultural heritage organizations and venues that promote entrepreneurial and employment opportunities. 

§ 2.2-2533. Membership; qualifications; terms; vacancies; officers; compensation; quorum, record of proceedings.

A. The Commission shall consist of 23 members as follows:

1. Five members of the General Assembly, including three members of the House of Delegates to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates and two members of the Senate of Virginia to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections;

2. Two citizen members appointed by the Governor who shall be residents of Southwest Virginia;

3. One member who shall be an elected or appointed official of the Town of Abingdon to be appointed by the Abingdon Town Council;

4. One member who shall be an elected or appointed official of Washington County to be appointed by the Washington County Board of Supervisors;

5. Two members representing Planning District Commissions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 12, who shall be executive directors of two of the included planning district commissions, or their designees;

6. Four citizen members who shall be artisans who are members of Round the Mountain, who shall be appointed by the executive committee of that organization;

7. The Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System or his designee;

8. The President of Virginia Highlands Community College or his designee;

9. The Chairman of The Crooked Road;

10. The Chairman of Round the Mountain;

11. The Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development or his designee;

12. The Director of the Virginia Tourism Corporation or his designee;

13. The Executive Director of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center; and

14. One member who shall be the representative of the Ninth Congressional District serving on the Virginia Commission for the Arts;

B. Legislative members and the representatives of the state agencies, localities, and designated organizations shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office or until their successors shall qualify. No citizen member of the Commission shall be eligible to serve more than two successive four-year terms, except that after the expiration of a term of three years, or after the expiration of the remainder of a term to which a member was appointed to fill a vacancy, two additional four-year terms may be served by such member.

C. Legislative members serving on the Commission shall be compensated as specified in § 30-19.12 and all members of the Commission shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties in the work of the Commission.

D. The Commission shall elect a chairman and a vice-chairman from among its members and may appoint such other officers as it deems necessary. The Commission shall appoint an executive committee and such other committees as it deems necessary to oversee personnel and other areas related to operations and the achievement of the goals of the Commission.

E. A majority of the Commission members shall constitute a quorum for the purposes of conducting its business and exercising its powers and for all other purposes. No vacancy in the membership of the Commission shall impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the powers and perform all the duties of the Commission.

F. The Commission shall keep detailed minutes of its proceedings, which shall be open to public inspection in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq.). It shall keep suitable records of its financial transactions and, unless exempted by § 30-140, it shall arrange to have the records audited annually.

§ 2.2-2534. Powers of Commission.

A. The Commission shall have the power to:

1. Accept, execute, and administer any trust in which it may have an interest under the terms of the instrument creating the trust;

2. Establish and administer agreements with public or private agencies in order to achieve its goals;

3. Rent, lease, including the execution of leases with option to purchase, buy, own, acquire, and dispose of such property, real and personal, as the Commission deems proper to carry out any of the purposes and provisions of this chapter;

4. Finance, fund, plan, establish, construct, enlarge, extend, equip, update, and maintain buildings, structures, and facilities that are necessary or desirable to achieve its goals;

5. Operate, manage, and oversee the retail sales, demonstration, performance, and interpretation of artisan, musical, or other cultural activities, food and visitor services, and other functions as may be necessary or desirable to achieve its goals;

6. Employ and pay compensation to such employees and agents as the Commission deems necessary. The Commission may appoint an executive director who shall be authorized to employ such staff as necessary to enable the Commission to achieve its goals. The Commission may determine the duties of such staff and to fix salaries and compensation from such funds as may be received; and

7. Borrow money and may seek, accept, and expend gifts, grants, or donations from public or private sources.

B. The Commission may establish nonprofit, nonstock corporations under Chapter 10 (§ 13.1-801 et seq.) of Title 13.1 as public instrumentalities exercising public and essential governmental functions, to assist the Commission to (i) encourage the economic development of Southwest Virginia through the expansion of cultural heritage ventures and initiatives related to tourism and other asset-based enterprises, including the Southwest Virginia Artisan Center, the Crooked Road, Round The Mountain, and related cultural heritage organizations and venues that promote entrepreneurial and employment opportunities, and (ii) conduct or undertake other activities useful in carrying out the provisions of this chapter.

The board of directors of any such corporation shall be composed of the chairman of the Commission and eight members appointed by the Commission. The terms of the members of any corporation established shall be four years.

The Commission shall require any such corporation to report to it at least annually on its activities.

§ 2.2-2535. Duties of the Commission.

The Commission shall:

1. Manage the operations of any existing or new facility in accordance with the Commission’s powers granted pursuant to § 2.2-2534;

2. Facilitate the sustainability of economic development initiatives relating to the cultural heritage of Southwest Virginia by providing financial resources and technical assistance to organizations and venues that contribute to achieving the goals of the Commission;

3. Serve as a resource and referral center by maintaining and disseminating information about Southwest Virginia cultural heritage efforts and venues; and

4. Develop, in coordination with the Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, Southwest Virginia tourism, and economic development organizations, local governments, and others, specific goals for the development of initiatives intended to improve the quality of life and entrepreneurial opportunities in Southwest Virginia.

2.  That the initial appointments of nonlegislative citizen members shall be staggered as follows: two members appointed by the executive committee of Round the Mountain and one member appointed by the Governor shall serve terms of four years and two members appointed by the executive committee of Round the Mountain and one member appointed by the Governor shall serve terms of three years.  Thereafter, all such citizen appointments shall be for terms of four years, except that appointments to fill vacancies shall be for the unexpired terms.