Our inaugural Advisory Board will help inform our organizational priorities to ensure MCAP remains responsive to emerging climate-related issues, help define organizational approaches to center principles of equitable resilience and social equity in all facets of our climate resilience research and practice, and will help further develop our organizational mission and values. Our advisory board members will come from a variety of backgrounds including researchers, practitioners, and recognized leaders in community engagement, climate science and adaptation. Our Advisory Board will also represent a range of partners from federal, state, and local governments, private industry, non-profits, Tribal entities, community organizations, and academia.
Our previous organizational structure included a committee of partners, known as the Conference Committee, who helped plan and coordinate our annual Climate Adaptation Conference. In late 2021 in response to our growing research and capacity building programs, we began the transition to a formal Advisory Board structure to help guide the next phase in organization. Our inaugural Advisory Board will hold its first meeting January, 2022 and will serve a two year term.