The MAAC is currently seeking applications for committee membership for 2023-24. Voting member positions are currently open for all categories, and the public citizen/academic/nonprofit field has a current vacancy. There is no limit to the number of non-voting (resource) member seats. Voting members serve for two-year terms, while non-voting members are appointed each year based on expressed interest. This year, the committee is especially interested in adding more community members to the MAAC!
Voting member applications are available at maumeeaoc.org/get-involved. The application deadline is Sunday, December 18th, 2022. Non-voting members do NOT need to complete the application. They only need to send an email to Cherie Blair (Ohio EPA) or Kris Patterson (Partners for Clean Streams) indicating their interest and for which level of involvement (ex-officio or resource member). The time and your ability to represent your respective agency should be approved per your agency’s internal process.
The committee wants to make sure the Maumee AOC has a strong and representative voice, so all interested individuals are encouraged to apply. The members of the MAAC will play an important role in guiding the future course of the activities in the AOC. Some of the key activities for 2023 include:
- Work with Ohio EPA to determine any BUIs that are meeting their restoration targets and remove them;
- Continue to evaluate conditions, status, and needs utilizing recently collected data;
- Continue to develop strategically located projects that will lead most directly to BUI removal in the lower Ottawa River;
- Continue to monitor and assist with development and implementation of management action projects (MAPs).
PCS invites you and your agency to be involved in improving the Maumee AOC as either a Voting, Ex-officio or Resource Member of the MAAC. As you consider this, please see the details regarding each of these positions here.
Thank you for considering this opportunity. We look forward to hearing from you by December 18!