The Executive Office of the State of West Virginia serves the state's some 2 million residents through various cabinet departments, including Commerce, Environmental Protection, and Health and Human Resources. The governor also makes appointments to boards and commissions, such as the Jobs Investment Trust Board and Real Estate Commission. Besides the power to sign or veto legislation, the governor may also exert influence by issuing proclamations. The office provides opportunities for citizens to serve the state through the Volunteer West Virginia program. Citizens may also request the governor to make proclamations.