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Subcommittees of the ABSI Community Advisory Board

Outreach Subcommittee

The charge of this subcommittee is:

  • To work with ABSI leadership to inform the public of who we are and what we are doing.
  • To create outreach & community engagement strategies that attract stakeholders and the general public to actively inform the public about the Apalachicola Bay System Initiative’s goals and actions.
  • To measure the effectiveness of these strategies through direct participation in achieving actions, as well as web analytics and media stories

Members: Georgia Ackerman, Sandra Brooke, Jared Fuqua, Anita Grove, Chad Hanson, Maddie Mahood, Betsy Mansfield, and Devin Resko

Pre-cursor to Successor Subcommittee

  • The CAB intends to consider transitioning into a successor subcommittee (with stakeholder composition similar to the ABSI CAB) in collaboration with the state to oversee implementation of the Apalachicola Bay System Ecosystem-Based Adaptive Management & Restoration Plan. The successor group will define its scope of work including evaluating regulatory processes and engaging with and being accountable to decision-makers and the public for the actions laid out in the management plan and the implementation thereof. The successor group will also evaluate the best organizational structure for ensuring longevity including working under the auspices of a state agency, an estuary program, private/public partnerships, etc.

Members:  Anita Grove & Shannon Hartsfield (Co-chairs), Ricky Jones, Steve Rash, Chad Taylor, Chad Hanson, Jim Estes