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The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is charged with bringing issues of public concern related to the protection of the Inland Bays and its watershed to the Center’s Board!

Join the Committee!

To join the Citizens Advisory Committee, you must 1) Attend one CAC meeting;  2) Complete an application and send it to the current CAC chair;  3) Submit a CV, resume or bio to the current CAC chair; and 4) Interview with the current CAC chair. 

Submit a Comment, Observation, or Concern

Have concerns about Delaware’s Inland Bays or the surrounding watershed? We want to hear them! Please complete the form at the link below and your comments will be reviewed by the committee at the next scheduled meeting.

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Citizens Café

The CAC hosts quarterly citizens gatherings at the Center for Inland Bays. Each gathering includes conversations and stories from the Center’s science team, staff, and local citizens. Please, join us over some light refreshments and share your stories and concerns about the Inland Bays watershed.

See the calendar on the right side of this page for a list of upcoming Citizens Café dates and stay tuned for topics. 

The next Citizens Café meeting will be held as an online video conference.


Current Members

  • Dr. Claire Simmers (Chair)
    Bethany Beach
  • Dr. Dennis Bartow
    Bethany Beach
  • Thomas Brett
  • Gary Cannon
    Rehoboth Beach
  • Linda Grande
  • Ocean View
  • Pete Keenan
  • Amanda Pappas
  • Lewes
  • Rick Chamberlin
  • Dagsboro
  • Jalyn Powell
  • Cheryl Rehrig
  • Richard Watson
  • Frank Piorko
  • Lewes