MBNMS SAC Recruitment Winter 2017: Application Letter
February 1, 2017
Thank you for your interest in serving as a representative on Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary’s Advisory Council. Enclosed, please find an application form, the Advisory Council Charter and Protocols, and general information about the Sanctuary.
The Advisory Council was established by the Secretary of Commerce to:
- Help strengthen and provide support for the growth of the Sanctuary;
- Assist in the protection of sanctuary resources by helping identify needed research to rebuild or protect sanctuary resources; and
- Assist in building community support through problem solving, consensus building, new constituency development, increasing opportunities for revenue enhancement and increasing understanding about the Sanctuary.
Since its establishment in March 1994, the Advisory Council has played a vital role in the decisions affecting the Sanctuary along the central California Coast. The advisory council’s twenty voting members represent a variety of local user groups, the general public, and eight local, state and federal governmental jurisdictions. In addition, the respective managers for California National Marine Sanctuaries (Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary), National Marine Fisheries Service, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve and United States Coast Guard sit as non-voting members. Members are appointed competitively by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Candidates selected for these seats should expect to serve until April 30, 2020.
Advisory council representatives are expected to attend full advisory council meetings held every other month in full-day open sessions located at various locations along the Sanctuary’s 276-mile shoreline. Individual members may also participate in working groups, subcommittees, or special taskforces.
The White House has requested that Executive Branch Agencies adopt additional vetting responsibilities for boards, commissions, advisory committees, and related entities. Specifically, if an individual candidate has been a federally registered lobbyist in the two-year period before their appointment date, they may not be a member of a board, commission, or advisory committee.
Your completed application, addressing all of the eight elements in the application guidelines, must be received at our office no later than Tuesday, February 28, 2017. If you feel letters of support would be beneficial, please include with your application. Please e-mail, mail or fax to:
Kristen Hart, Program Specialist
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
99 Pacific Street, Bldg.455A
Monterey, CA 93940
Fax: (831) 647-4250
Thank you for your interest in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Hart at (831) 647-4206.
|National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council Application & Guidelines||PDF*|
|MBNMS General Requirements for Advisory Council Representatives||HTML||PDF*|
|MBNMS Specific Requirements for Advisory Council Representatives||HTML||PDF*|
|NMSP Sanctuary Advisory Council Charter & Protocols||HTML||PDF*|
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