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Citizens Advisory Committee

CacThe Alliance coordinates the work of Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), a group of  stakeholders from across the watershed representing interests of watershed organizations, business, agriculture, fundraisers, builders and residents. CAC Members are appointed by their respective Governors of VA, MD and PA or Mayor of DC (in the case of the District) and the Board of Directors of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay. CAC was created by Chesapeake Executive Council in 1984 with the mission is to advise the leadership of the Chesapeake Bay Program on programs and policies that impact residents who live and work in the watershed.

CAC meets quarterly to discuss progress toward the cleanup and restoration goals and learn about federal, state, and local efforts. CAC is a strong supporter of bringing the restoration effort to the local level; accountability and transparency; environmental literacy, education, and engagement; public access to waterways; enhancing diversity; and protecting clean water and natural habitats.

To learn more about CAC, the membership and their meetings, visit

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Adam Bray Program Assistant, Virginia Office

Adam assists the Committee Coordinator in providing organizational support and meeting coordination for CAC members as they meet with government officials, technical experts and stakeholders across the watershed.

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Jessica Blackburn Citizens Advisory Committee Coordinator, Virginia Office

Jessica serves as the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) Coordinator to the Chesapeake Executive Council. As Coordinator, she is responsible for organizing meetings throughout the Chesapeake for CAC members to meet with government officials, technical experts, and stakeholders to discusses issues and how to address them.

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