Become a Member of the Milwaukee Blue Crew

Members agree to the following:

  1. Make a 2 year commitment to serve on the Milwaukee Blue Crew.

  2. Attend meetings of the MBC that are held at least on a quarterly basis.

  3. Serve as an active, ongoing member of MBC committees and/or workgroups to be established on an as-needed basis.

  4. Prepare in advance for MBC decision-making at MBC meetings; take responsibility for self-education on the major issues before the MBC. Responsibly review and act upon recommendations brought to the MBC for action.

Milwaukee Blue Crew Activities and Responsibilities:

  1. Provide two‐way communication with the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources 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 MBC efforts by securing grant funds.

  11. Other activities consistent with the MBC position description purposes and core values/guiding principles as determined by the MBC in coordination with the Milwaukee Estuary AOC Coordinator.

Milwaukee Blue Crew 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.