Accepting Applications for Council Positions
November 18, 2013--Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary seeks applicants for four seats on its advisory council, a community-based group of individuals that provide advice for sanctuary management.
The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following council seats: conservation, commercial fishing, oil and gas production, and diving operations.
The advisory council often meets in the ballroom at sanctuary headquarters in Galveston. Photo: FGBNMS/Drinnen
Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve 3-year terms.
Individuals, who have been a federally registered lobbyist in the two year period before the proposed appointment date for the advertised council seat(s), may not be selected as an advisory council member or alternate.
“Sanctuary advisory councils have proven to be an invaluable source of advice and input by members of the community regarding the management of our national marine sanctuaries, America’s ocean treasures,” said George P. Schmahl, sanctuary superintendent. “We are excited about the role our advisory council has played in the management of the sanctuary, and we look forward to working with new members.”
The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established in 2005. The volunteer council’s 16 voting members and six non-voting members represent a variety of local user groups, the general public, and state and federal governmental jurisdictions.
Applications are due December 31, 2013. To receive an application or for further information please contact Jennifer Morgan by email at Jennifer.Morgan@noaa.gov, by phone at 409-621-5151, ext.103, or by mail at NOAA – Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, 4700 Avenue U, Bldg. 216, Galveston, TX 77551.
Application materials may also be downloaded below.
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