Six of the seven Council members are appointed by the Governor for three-year terms. The members, who serve at the pleasure of the Governor, meet at least once a month. The seventh Council member and Chair of the Council is the Assistant Director for Legal Services (General Counsel) of the Department of Administration.
The Governor is required to appoint at least one member to represent the public interest, one member to represent the business community, one member from a list of three persons submitted by the President of the Senate, and one member from a list of three persons submitted by the Speaker of the House (legislative nominees cannot be legislators). At least one member of the Council must be an attorney licensed to practice law in the state.