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Feb 08, 2013
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced reappointments to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports is charged with promoting physical fitness throughout Louisiana by encouraging all citizens to participate in competitive sports. The Council works with local communities to ensure that all Louisianians lead physically healthy lifestyles.
According to statute, the council is comprised of 15 gubernatorial appointments. The council must be representative of physicians, pediatricians, coaches, physical therapists, athletic trainers, athletes, educators and such other persons or professions interested in the physical fitness of the citizens of Louisiana. In making his appointments, the governor takes into consideration the various geographic areas of the state with a view to giving all sections of the state representation on the council.
Reappointments to the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports:
John William “Bill” Mathews, Jr., of Baton Rouge, is a Collection Specialist at the Louisiana Workforce Compensation Council. Mathews will be reappointed to serve as a physical fitness advocate, as required by statute.
Joseph “Joey” Odom, of Lake Charles, is the Executive Vice President of the United States Specialty Sports Association. Odom will be reappointed to serve as a physical fitness advocate, as required by statute.