(a) The commission shall consist of seven members, including a chairman, one from each U.S. Congressional District and all to be appointed by the Governor. They shall be selected because of their experience or interest in physical fitness for both youth and adults and shall serve without compensation; except, that they may be reimbursed for travel and other expenses incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to Article 2, commencing with Section 36-7-20, of Chapter 7 of Title 36. The membership on the commission shall be inclusive and reflect the racial, gender, geographic, urban/rural, and economic diversity of the state. The members of the commission shall be appointed for terms as follows:
(1) The members from districts one, two, three, and four shall be appointed for terms of three years each.
(2) The members from districts five, six, and seven shall be appointed for terms of four years each.
(b) As the term of each member expires, his or her successor shall be appointed for a term of four years; except, that each member shall serve until his or her successor is appointed and has qualified. After the initial term expires, the chairman shall be appointed for a term of four years. Members shall be eligible for reappointment. Upon the death, disability, resignation, removal, or refusal to serve of any member, the Governor shall appoint a qualified person to fill the unexpired term.