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 will develop tools and processes to facilitate improved communication and understanding between rural communities and tribes and the Council.
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.
Call for Nominations
The Council is now seeking nominations from rural and tribal representatives and people with specific expertise in rural and tribal community engagement. For questions or to nominate yourself or another individual, please send a brief letter of interest and resume to Steve MacLean by September 28, 2018. Nominations will be reviewed and appointments made by the Council chairman at the October Council meeting. Appointees will be notified by email shortly after the October Council meeting.
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
For more information, please contact Steve MacLean by email or call (907) 271-2809.