Citizens Advisory Committee

The CHNEP Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) provides the critical link between the Partnership and the public, providing input about public concerns and ideas. The CAC is also an essential mechanism for sharing program information and resources with key community organizations and individuals that may not be directly involved with the Partnership.


The last Citizen's Advisory Committee was be held as a hybrid meeting on December 15, 2021 and more information regarding it is avlaible below.

The next Citizen's Advisory Committee meeting will be held on August 24, 2022 - with a special CAC project and the 2022 Southwest Florida Climate Summit event occurring in lieu of April meeting. 

Citizens Advisory Committee Bylaws

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  • August 24, 2022

  • December 14, 2022

December 15th, 2021 CAC Meeting Materials:

Agenda Packet


Supporting documents related to Agenda Items:

Item 4   Draft August 25, 2021 CAC Minutes

Item 6   December 1, 2021 Conservation Grant Applications

Item 7   Climate Change Needs Assessment Survey

Item 8   Technical Project Fact Sheets

Item 9   Gateway to Myakka Marsh Fact Sheet

Item 10  Seagrass Fact Sheets

Item 11  CHNEP Kid's Activity Book

Item 12  Southwest Florida Water Quality Impairment Assessment 2021 Report

Resources Previously Presented to CAC

John Cassani, Calusa Waterkeeper

Habitat Restoration Phase 2 Presentation by Justin Saarinen

HRN Phase II - Justin Saarinen, ESA

Economic Valuation Study Draft Report by Cortney Cortez

Economic Valuation - Cortney Cortez, Balmoral Group

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public. Information about the meetings is posted on the corresponding Committee page at least a week in advance of the next meeting date.