The Community Engagement Committee was formed by the Council in June 2018 to identify and recommend strategies for the Council to provide effective community engagement with rural and Alaska Native communities. The Community Engagement Committee recommended tools and processes to facilitate improved communication and understanding between rural communities and tribes and the Council. The Committee completed its work in January 2021, and presented the Final Report to the Council in February 2021. For more information, please contact Kate Haapala by email or call (907) 271-2809.
- Simon Kinneen, Chairman
- Theresa Peterson
- Mellisa Johnson
- Jennifer Hooper
- Robert Keith
- Nicole Kimball
- Marissa Merculieff
- Tom Panamaroff
- Becca Robbins-Gisclair
- Rob Sanderson
The Council adopted the following charter for the Community Engagement Committee:
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s Community Engagement Committee is established to identify and recommend strategies for the Council and Council staff to enact processes that provide effective community engagement with rural and Alaska Native Communities. Effective community engagement may involve two-way communication between the Council and communities at additional stages of the Council process or a project and allow for community concerns, information, perspectives, and priorities to be shared clearly with the Council, whether part of an active Council action or not.
The CEC adopted these Terms of Reference.
Former Rural Outreach Committee
The Community Engagement Committee is replacing the Council’s Rural Outreach Committee (ROC) that has not been active since 2011. Reports from the ROC are posted below for archival purposes.
- 2009: August Report
- 2009: November Agenda / Report
- 2010: February Agenda / Report
- 2011: September Agenda / Report