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Gray’s Reef Council Seats

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary recruiting for two advisory council seats

Gray's Reef Council Seats 1A Coastal Resources Division partner agency is offering an opportunity for the public to be involved in natural resources management.

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants to serve on its volunteer advisory council. The council provides NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries with advice and recommendations on the management of the sanctuary.

The Gray’s Reef Sanctuary Advisory council is composed of 21 members who represent a variety of community interests, including fishing, diving, conservation, science, education, state agencies, federal agencies, and the public at large. The sanctuary is currently seeking applicants for the following seats and terms:

  • Citizen-At-Large, three-year term
  • Education (University), three-year term

Applicants do not necessarily need prior first-hand experience within the sanctuary, but they should be very familiar with their constituents’ regional interests and how they relate to, or benefit, the management of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Anyone with the desire and ability to effectively represent their respective community’s interest in the management of the sanctuary is encouraged to apply, regardless of the applicant’s geographic location within the region.

Applications are due by March 5, 2023. Applications received or postmarked after Mar. 5, 2023, will not be considered. For more information, including a copy of the application, please visit the Gray’s Reef Sanctuary Advisory Council recruitment webpage at
https://graysreef.noaa.gov/management/advisory-council/recruitment.html or contact Scott Kathey, Advisory Council Coordinator at scott.kathey@noaa.gov or 912-598-2381.

The Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council actively recruits for new members when positions are available. Check our website frequently for updates on how you can help manage your underwater treasures at Gray’s Reef.