Citizens Advisory Committee
The Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District Watershed (CLFLWD) Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is an advisory group that is made up of volunteers who advise the Board of Managers on water-related community concerns and issues. The CAC's purpose, as established by the Board of Managers is to provide public input to the CLFLWD regarding policy and project matters, provide a channel of communication to the Board Managers, aid in fostering a positive public image of the CLFLWD, and help to educate the public about the CLFLWD's goals and accomplishments.
The CAC meets monthly throughout the year. These meetings allow members to discuss water-related issues, project alternatives and encourage participation in project decision-making where applicable. The CAC plays an important role in helping develop various aspects of each.
Above: In September of 2016 CAC members lead a field trip for students at Forest Lake Senior High School that focused on water quality monitoring.
Technical Advisory Committee
The main purpose of the CLFLWD Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is to support the CAC and answer their questions throughout the concept and development stage of projects and assist in the development of the District's management and capital improvement plans, and rules.
The TAC is composed of engineering staff (or similar technical discipline) from cities and townships having all or a portion of their boundary within the CLFLWD. Further, the TAC includes technical staff from Chisago and Washington County agencies, Metropolitan Council, and appropriate state agencies.