Stakeholder Delegation

The Milwaukee Estuary Area of Concern Stakeholder Delegation

To become a Member of the Stakeholder Input Group (SIG) Delegation we need your information so that we can communicate with you about meetings and input that you provide, as well as updates along the way.

Send your contact information to:

Gail Epping Overholt
UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator
gail.overholt@ces.uwex.edu
414.256.4632

 Background:

The Delegation will be the AOC Staff’s primary and direct conduit with the communities within the AOC.  The Delegation will be called upon to provide feedback on project plans and strategies from an integrated community viewpoint and to serve as ambassadors to the greater community.

The Delegation is a group of community representatives highly informed regarding the Milwaukee Estuary AOC and its restoration and will work parallel to, and in concert with, the technical teams and AOC restoration staff.  In partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR), University of Wisconsin- Extension (UWEX), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Delegation will enhance community awareness and encourage participation in restoration activities in collaboration with local partners.

The Delegation is coordinated by the UW-Extension Natural Resources Educator.

Map of the AOC (WDNR)

Map of the AOC (WNDR)

Potential Delegation members:
Educational institutions
Businesses in the AOC
Private  Citizens
Landowners within the AOC
Organizations/Individuals that use the AOC
Representatives of local governments within the AOC

Format:

The Delegation will meet as needed.

When available, an expert in the specific topic area will give a brief presentation meant to spur discussion among the Delegation.  These discussions can then be focused towards addressing the charge of the Delegation, which is to provide stakeholder input into the delisting strategies and documentation.

Additionally, there will be informal technical teams focused around each impaired use that will help provide necessary technical input for the development of SIG materials and draft delisting strategy documents.  These technical teams will primarily consist of key agency technical staff and resource managers.

Furthermore, the Delegation may endorse particular projects or strategies that are discussed at its meetings.  Endorsement may be requested by project applicants for proposed projects.  The Delegation will serve as a platform for members of the greater community and technical experts to share information and their comments and concerns about proposed actions within the AOC.

Delegate Expectations:

1)     Actively participate in meetings you choose to attend.
2)     Be a good steward of the AOC.
3)     Help support Delegation initiatives by providing timely feedback, generating new ideas, distributing materials, and sharing knowledge with others outside of the Delegation, particularly to the larger SIG.

Current Delegates include:

Matt Aho, Ozaukee Fish Passage Program
Todd Brennan, Alliance for the Great Lakes
Ann Brummitt, Milwaukee Commons
Mary Beth Driscoll, Groundwork Milwaukee
Kim Forbeck, Urban Ecology Center
John Hacker, Private Citizen
Sheldyn Himle, Private Citizen
Tim John, Private Citizen
Andrew Struck, Ozaukee County Planning
Katie Williams, UWM Graduate Student
Corey Zetts, Menomonee Valley Partners

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