Based on the objectives of the States of the Gulf of Mexico Accord, signed by
the governors of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Tamaulipas,
Veracruz, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan and Quintana Roo, in which the main sectorial
subjects that the working groups should analize are defined, four working sessions
will be held each year -one every three months- in order to review and present
the accomplishments on those subjects.
Each working group will have two coordinators, one for the states of the United
States of America and other for the states of the Mexican United States.
The quarterly meetings will be attended by:
- a representative of each state government,
- the coordinators of the working groups, and
- the registered participants in each of the working groups, that will
represent the private sector, the state governments, the academic or any
other social segment invited.
The quarterly meetings will be held alternatively in the eleven states of both
countries and will be organized by the host state.
They will be presided by the governor and will have a general coordinator -the
representative of the host state- and a secretary, elected by the participants.
The cost of these meetings will be covered with the fee that each state will
bestow as co-sponsor of the States of the Gulf of Mexico Initiative and with
the registration fee that every participant in the working groups will have
to contribute with, according to the organization committee.
The quarterly meeting will be inaugurated by the governor of the host state
and will develop in two stages: Simultaneous working meeting on each of the
sectorial subjects. The participants will make an evaluation of the work, and
will establish progress and conclusions for the follow-up actions, and a plenary
session in which progress and conclusions will be announced, as well as the
date and place for the next meeting.
The subjects' coordinator will be able to call for a meeting of all the participants
of their group as many times as they consider necessary, and will have the responsability
to prepare the corresponding minutes; as much as they should make public any
document or proposal that might be of general interest.
During the third quarterly meeting, the working group coordinators could propose
date and place for the next Gulf of Mexico Governors Conference. In such event
the proposal will be turned on to the participant governors.
The resulting conclusions and agreements derived from each of the quarterly
working meetings, will integrate the document that the governors will release
to their citizens during the Annual Conference, through the media and press
of both countries.
To comply with the Resolution of the Gulf of Mexico States Accord, the annual
Gulf of Mexico Governors Conference will be attended by: the governors of the
eleven states, their representatives to the Gulf of Mexico States Initiative,
the coordinators of the working groups of the sectorial subjects, the participants
in such groups, specialists from both countries invited for specific subjects,
government executives related with the same subjects, and representatives of
the Chancelleries of both countries.