About the Advisory Council
The Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council is a community based body that was established in 2001. Council seats
are occupied by members representing research, conservation, maritime activities, fishing, education,
the community at-large, as well as federal agency partners. Individual council members act as liaisons
between the sanctuary and their constituent groups. Members and alternates representing nongovernmental seats are appointed; announcements regarding how to apply (when an application period is open) are made on this website, in local media sources, at public Sanctuary Advisory Council meetings, etc.
Please feel free to contact the advisory council member representing your area of interest directly or attend an upcoming Sanctuary Advisory Council meeting. For general questions regarding sanctuary advisory council matters, please contact the sanctuary advisory council coordinator, Lilli Ferguson (Lilli.Ferguson@noaa.gov).
The council holds a minimum of four regular meetings per year, and an annual retreat in the summer or fall.
Meetings are open to the public and we invite all to attend. Please check
sanctuary calendar for
upcoming meeting dates, times and locations.
Interested constituents and citizens may receive periodic updates concerning activities of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council via email. To do so, please send an email to Lilli.Ferguson@noaa.gov and indicate in your message that you would like to receive Sanctuary Advisory Council activity updates. Updates will sent out approximately 4-6 times per year and will include announcements about public sanctuary advisory council meetings, notices regarding applications for appointment to sanctuary advisory council seats, and public special events involving the advisory council.