Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

Name Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Contact Person Rudy Macklin - Executive Director
Mailing Address Post Office Box 629
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0629
Phone Number 225-342-4886
Fax Number 225-342-3738
Board Email
Legal Authority R.S.40:2451
Year Created 1980
Organizational Placement Department of Health and Hospitals
Purpose/Function Develop, foster, and coordinate services and programs of physical fitness and sports for the people of Louisiana; Sponsor physical fitness and sports workshops, clinics, conferences, and other similar activities; Give recognition to outstanding developments and achievements in, and contributions to, physical fitness and sports; Stimulate physical fitness research; Collect and disseminate physical fitness and sports information and initiate advertising campaigns promoting physical fitness and sports; Encourage local governments and communities to develop local physical fitness programs and amateur athletic competitions; Develop programs to promote personal health and physical fitness in cooperation with medical, dental, and other similar professional societies; Enlist the support of individuals, civic groups, amateur and professional sports associations, and other organizations to promote and improve physical fitness and sports programs.
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 15
Number Currently Serving: 14
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 3
Estimated number in current year: 4
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 1
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: DHH/Gov. Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name: Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
  Budget Schedule Number: 3070050
Notes Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness Sports
Major Events
FY 2015-2016

2016 Louisiana Governor's Games events will be the same as in the previous year 2015 with the exception of two National events added: Girls Gymnastics (2,000 participants), Girls Volleyball. (3,500 participants. Total number of Gov. Games for 2016 will be 51 events with more than 280,000 participants.

Own Your Own Health Physical Activity and Nutrition Challenge will return for 2016 with increased funding from a new HHS federal grant. In 2015, the program enrolled 15,969 participants. The Gov. Fitness Council will continue to partner with the Bureau of Minority Health Access and Promotions to fight obesity in communities of color.

For a complete listing of Gov. Council on Fitness events, please visit:

LaTrac was developed by the Louisiana Division of Administration, Office of Information Services.