President John F. Kennedy signed a
Presidential Memorandum on November 10, 1961 directing the
establishment of Federal Executive Boards (FEB) in ten major centers
of Federal activity. These new organizations were to serve as field
level structures comprised of the highest ranking official of each
federal agency (civilian, military, and postal service) in that
given area. Seattle was among the ten original FEB locations.
Mission Of FEBs
COMMUNICATE: Inform member agencies of each
other's initiatives and successes, and inform the local community of
national policies and priorities.
REDUCE COSTS AND IMPROVE EFFICIENCY: Bring
together agencies with common clients so the government services are
convenient for the customer.
FACILITATE SERVICE DELIVERY: Draw together
agencies with common clients so that their efforts are
PARTNER WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS: Partner with
community groups to solve problems.
COORDINATE EMERGENCY SERVICES: Stand ready to
marshal resources of the entire federal community, whether to aid a
member agency in a crisis, or to assist the citizenry in a public