Attachment A

 

DRAFT

Proposed Crozet Community Advisory Council guidlines

 

 

Duties/Function:       The Crozet Community Advisory Council (CCAC) is an advisory committee that provides assistance to County staff and the Board of Supervisors on civic/community issues related to implementation of the Crozet Master Plan in accordance with established county procedures.  Members will communicate with their constituencies to increase understanding of and support for successful implementation of the Master Plan.  The membership is broad-based to incorporate a variety of perspectives and ideas and to provide citizens, businesspersons and representatives of active community groups a chance to be engaged and be heard in a constructive and meaningful way.

 

Responsibilities:                  

            A.         Provide feedback and input on civic/community issues associated with
            implementation of the Crozet Master Plan.

 

B.         Support implementation activities as identified in the CCAC Action Items Table which is based on recommendations of the Crozet Master Plan. The CCAC will prioritize its work plan based on the Action Items Table.

 

C.         Identify the need for and establish community work teams to address specific master plan issues such as historic resources, green infrastructure, tourism, and community events.

 

D.         Gather input from constituencies represented and bring issues to the attention of staff and the CCAC, and distribute information of the CCAC back to constituents with a report back to the CCAC on constituent activities annually

 

E.         Enhance collaboration among all Crozet community stakeholders

 

F.         Contribute to public understanding of and encourage support for Master Plan implementation

 

G.         Help keep the community informed of the needs, purposes, and progress of Master Plan implementation

 

H.         Encourage greater interest in and participation in community-based activities related to the Master Plan

 

I.          Stimulate creative thinking in examining implementation issues

 

J.          Identify ways of using community resources to met implementation needs and challenges

 

K.         Lead community groups and set the tone for positive and productive interactive relations among various organizations and with staff         

 

Principles:                              

A.         CCAC Members will act on the basis of information and understanding

 

B.         The CCAC will focus its efforts strategically to achieve the greatest possible contributions     

 

C.         The CCAC will strive to achieve a consensus bringing together diverse views to yield actions/recommendations that are important to Master Plan implementation

 

D.         The CCAC will comment as a committee constructively and with appropriate suggestions and offers of help

 

E.         Individual members of the CCAC will:

 

Expected Work Products:       

                                                A.         An annual 12-month work plan of priority action items based on the Master Plan
            Action Items Table

 

B.         Periodic reports to the Board of Supervisors on the status of implementation and CCAC activities in the County. These reports will consist of updates of the CCAC’s progress on Action Items and on community issues related to Master Plan implementation and will funnel any financial requests through the County’s established budgeting process.

 

 

Length of Term:                    Initial appointments will be for a two -year term, after which time staff and CCAC members will conduct a re-evaluation of the CCAC’s mission and accomplishments to determine the future direction of the CCAC

 

Membership:                         The Board of Supervisors shall appoint ten members.

                                               

Members shall consist of residents of the Community of Crozet, with representation of the following:

1.       Community of Crozet citizens at large members (2)*

2.       Business community (2)

3.       Other potential community representatives and organizations (8):

 

In addition there will be a liaison from both the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors.


 

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