The board of trustees of the southern Ohio agricultural and community development foundation shall appoint and set the compensation of an executive director and other employees needed to carry out the duties of the foundation. Before entering upon the discharge of the duties of office, the executive director shall give a bond to the state, to be approved by the governor, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of office. The executive director and the other employees of the foundation are state employees and serve in the unclassified service.
There is hereby created in the state treasury the southern Ohio agricultural and community development operating expenses fund. The treasurer of state shall periodically pay into the fund, from the southern Ohio agricultural and community development foundation endowment fund created in section 183.16 of the Revised Code, amounts requested by the foundation to pay the compensation of the state employees of the foundation. Amounts credited to the operating expenses fund shall be used by the foundation solely to pay the compensation of the state employees of the foundation. All investment earnings of the operating expenses fund shall be credited to the fund.
Effective Date: 06-19-2002 .