How the Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee was formed
The Secretary of Agriculture established an advisory committee, chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) on July 17, 1998. The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee is made up of citizens concerned with the environmental and economic health of the Lake Tahoe Region. The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Federal Interagency Partnership (FIP) on how the Partnership can best fulfill its duties pursuant to Executive Order 13057 and how to facilitate the integration and coordination of appropriate federal programs and funds to help achieve the goals of the Lake Tahoe Regional Environmental Improvement Program (EIP).
The advice of the Committee consists of the consensus of its members, representing the broad array of local, regional, state, and national interests. The Committee Charter outlines the specific agencies/interests that are represented on the committee. Members of the Committee serve without pay, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses. The length of their term is two years.
Appointments to the Committee are made by the Secretary of Agriculture. Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, are followed in all appointments to the Committee.
Attending an LTBFAC Meeting
All Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Meetings are published 15 days in advance in the Federal Register and announced by the local news media. Agendas for the meetings can be downloaded. A public comment period has also been established during each formal meeting. Comments can be submitted in writing to the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit or presented orally at the designated time.
Current Committee Representatives
Please follow the links provided below if you would like to email your Constituency Contacts.
- Katherine Strain - Education
- Amy Berry - Environmental
- Alonzo Rusk - Gaming
- Robert Cook - Labor
- John Pang - California Local Government
- Douglas Martin - Nevada Local Government
- Katherine Hill - Member-at-Large
- David Santana - Member-at-Large
- Darcie Collins - National Environmental
- Heather Bacon - North Shore Economic/Recreation
- Natalie Yanish - Property Rights
- Steve Teshara - Resort Associations
- Alan Heyvaert - Science and Research
- Tom Fortune - Ski Resorts
- Bob Hassett - South Shore Economic/Recreation
- Patrick Wright - State of California
- Jim Lawrence - State of Nevada
- Joanne Marchetta - Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
- Peter Kraatz - Transportation
- Vacant - Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada
All Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee Meetings are open to the public. Meetings are published 15 days in advance in the Federal Register and announced by the local news media. Agendas for the meetings can be downloaded by following the link provided below. A public comment period has been established during each formal meeting. Comments can be submitted in writing to the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit or presented orally at the designated time.