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Community Leadership

Advising the leadership of the Chesapeake Bay Program

The Alliance coordinates the work of Stakeholders’ Advisory Committee, a sample of stakeholders from across the watershed representing interests of communities, companies and conservationists.

The Stakeholders’ Advisory Committee was created by Chesapeake Executive Council in 1984 with the mission to advise the leadership of the Chesapeake Bay Program on programs and policies that impact residents who live and work in the watershed. Committee members are appointed by their respective Governors of VA, MD and PA or the Mayor of DC and the Board of Directors of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay.

The Committee meets quarterly to discuss progress toward the cleanup and restoration goals and learn about federal, state, and local efforts. The Committee 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 inclusion; and protecting clean water and natural habitats.

In 2019, The Committee had 21 volunteers and contributed 1,475 volunteer hours.

Find out more about the Stakeholders’ Advisory Committee, their membership, their meetings, and more.

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Photo courtesy of Chesapeake Bay Program