Community Advisory Committee Membership
Members of the CAC agree to the following:
- Make a 2 year commitment to serve on the Community Advisory Committee..
- Attend meetings of the CAC that are held at least on a quarterly basis.
- Serve as an active, ongoing member of CAC committees and/or workgroups to be established on an as-needed basis.
- 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:
- Provide two‐way communication with the WDNR to share the implications of AOC efforts on community interests.
- Review and provide comment on the annual Remedial Action Plan (RAP).
- Participate in the Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) removal process and weigh in on target changes.
- Review staff reports and recommendations;
- Discuss, formulate, and promote well‐developed, thoughtful recommendations with a goal of delisting beneficial use impairments (BUIs) in the AOC.
- Provide letters of support for activities included in the RAP that move the AOC towards delisting.
- Serve as ambassadors to their communities to foster awareness and understanding of AOC issues.
- Disseminate information about projects in the AOC through outreach and education activities.
- Host signature events to raise awareness about their efforts and the broader AOC projects and activities.
- Increase capacity for CAC efforts by securing grant funds.
- 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.