Community Advisory Committee Membership

Members of the CAC agree to the following:

  1. Make a 2 year commitment to serve on the Community Advisory Committee..
  2. Attend meetings of the CAC that are held at least on a quarterly basis.
  3. Serve as an active, ongoing member of CAC committees and/or workgroups to be established on an as-needed basis.  
  4. Prepare in advance for CAC decision-making at  CAC meetings; take responsibility for self-education on the major issues before the CAC. Responsibly review and act upon recommendations brought to the CAC for action.

CAC Activities and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide two‐way communication with the WDNR to share the implications of AOC efforts on community interests.
  2. Review and provide comment on the annual Remedial Action Plan (RAP).
  3. Participate in the Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) removal process and weigh in on target changes. 
  4. Review staff reports and recommendations; 
  5. Discuss, formulate, and promote well‐developed, thoughtful recommendations with a goal of delisting beneficial use impairments (BUIs) in the AOC.
  6. Provide letters of support for activities included in the RAP that move the AOC towards delisting.
  7. Serve as ambassadors to their communities to foster awareness and understanding of AOC issues.
  8. Disseminate information about projects in the AOC through outreach and education activities. 
  9. Host signature events to raise awareness about their efforts and the broader AOC projects and activities. 
  10. Increase capacity for CAC efforts by securing grant funds. 
  11. Other activities consistent with the CAC position description purposes and core values/guiding principles as determined by the CAC in coordination with the Milwaukee Estuary AOC Coordinator.

CAC representation will:

  • Be diverse racially, economically, and geographically; 
  • Include participants expected to participate over a long time horizon; some stability in membership is needed;
  • Include participants who have support from their organization or affiliation; and
  • Be inclusive of environmental interests, faith groups, economic development organizations, business and industry representatives, elected officials, government officials, and other formal and informal community leaders.