Description: The purpose of the LGAC is to assume both a proactive and reactive policy development role in advising the Executive Council on how to most effectively, equitably, and expeditiously implement the projects and other actions required to engage the support of local governments to achieve the goals of the Bay Agreement. The LGAC is responsible for communicating both with the Executive Council in its advisory capacity, and with local governments throughout the Bay region. The LGAC's goal is to develop and execute strategy to ensure continued local government participation and input in the design, development, and implementation of programs to protect and improve the Chesapeake Bay.
Qualifications: The LGAC has been created by the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council through the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement. The Council is composed of the EPA Administrator, The Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Governors of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and the Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission.
Members are appointed by the Executive Council. Each member should: attend and participate in meetings of the LGAC; be a local elected or appointed official or member of an organization directly representing the interests of local government; have direct involvement and experience with, and a good working knowledge of, local government and environmental issues, particularly those which relate directly to the Chesapeake Bay; be potentially affected by the action of the Chesapeake Bay Program and the Executive Council; and be willing to assume responsibility to communicate with local government officials and their respective jurisdictions to assure that a broad base of local government interests are represented in matters of concern to the LGAC.