SAC Recruitment 2004: Application Letter
for your interest in serving as a representative on the Monterey Bay
National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. Enclosed,
form, the Advisory Council Charter and Protocols, and general information
about the Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary Advisory Council was established by the Secretary of Commerce
strengthen and provide support for the growth of the Sanctuary;
in the protection of sanctuary resources by helping identify needed
research to rebuild or protect sanctuary resources; and
in building community support through problem solving, consensus
constituency development, increasing opportunities for
and increasing understanding about the Sanctuary.
establishment in March 1994, the Advisory Council has played a vital
role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central
The Council’s twenty voting members represent a variety of local user
groups, the general public, and eight local, state and federal governmental
In addition, the respective managers for the California National Marine Sanctuaries
(Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary,
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and the Monterey Bay National
Marine Sanctuary) and the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
sit as non-voting members. Members are appointed competitively by the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Candidates selected should expect to
serve until February 2007.
Advisory Council representatives are expected to attend full Council
meetings held every other month in full-day open sessions located at
along the Sanctuary’s 300-mile shoreline. Advisory Council members are
also required to attend a one-day retreat to help set annual priorities. Individual
members may also participate in working groups, subcommittees, or special taskforces.
The Advisory Council has identified the Management plan review process for
the Sanctuary as the main priority for the next year and a half.
Your completed application, addressing all of the five elements in the
application guidelines, must be received at our office no later
than Monday, December
5, 2003. Please send or fax application to:
Capps, Advisory Council Coordinator
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
299 Foam Street
Monterey, CA 93940
for your interest in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. If
you have any questions, please contact Nicole Capps at (831) 647-4206.
William J. Douros
Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Application & Guidelines
General Requirements for Advisory Council Representatives
Specific Requirements for Advisory Council Representatives
Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter & Protocols