The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) provides assistance to the Executive Council, Management Board and all subcommittees as needed in implementing the Chesapeake Bay Agreement. Members communicate with their constituencies to increase understanding of the Agreement and programs to restore and protect the Bay. The membership is broad-based with representatives from agriculture, business, conservation, industry, and civic groups. Since 1984, this group has provided a non-governmental perspective on the Bay cleanup effort and on how Bay Program policies affect citizens who live and work in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Citizens Advisory Committee Bylaws - 234 kb .pdf
In 2001, CAC started its Young Delegates program, under the concern that anew generation of Bay region residents were not being included in theformulation of policies which would largely affect them, the inheritors ofcurrent efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay. Representing each of the BayAgreement signatory jurisdictions, the 4 non-voting delegates attend andparticipate in all CAC functions.
For more information, please visit: http://chesapeakecac.org/
The following are reports that were given to the Chesapeake Executive Council over the years at the annual EC meetings: