Gov. Norm Bangerter on Monday announced the formation of a Polynesian Advisory Council to advise the state on policies, practices and decisions affecting Polynesians living in Utah.

The governor will appoint 11 members derived from a broad spectrum of Polynesian communities. Council members will represent each of the following organizations or communities: Hawaiian, Tongan, Samoan, Tahitian and Maori. There will also be a representative specializing in education, employment, human services, law or administration of justice, and business or commerce.Members will be appointed to two-year terms, although eight of the original appointees will serve terms of one year.