Strategic Direction Committee
The CLA Community Board of Directors Strategic Direction Committee provides guidance to the CLA Board of Directors and executive staff on integrating lake clean-up initiatives with CLA’s resources, needs, goals, and mission.
Membership of the committee reflects the public-private partnership through which CLA works. The committee is comprised of five representatives from government agencies, five representatives from the area’s business community, and a representative of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Limnology.
Currently, the committee administers the Yahara CLEAN Strategic Action Plan, which provides costs and prioritization of steps listed in the Yahara CLEAN report.
11 members: 5 representing the Clean Lakes Alliance (CLA); 1 from the Lakes and Watershed Commission; 1 from Dane County; 1 from the DNR; 1 from the City of Madison; 1 from MMSD; and 1 from the Yahara Pride Farm Conservation Board.
Economic Impact and Policy Committee
As a committee of the Clean Lakes Alliance, the Economic Impact and Policy Committee (EIPC) will focus on two tasks: (1) assessing the economic value to the community of the Madison area lakes and the value of cleaning up the lakes; and (2) identifying and providing guidance on state and local policy issues related to cleaning up the lakes.
Over the next year, the EIPC will:
- Continue to oversee the ongoing Northstar work; and
- Work on the policy issues related to the following four areas: (1) adaptive management; (2) cow power; (3) leaf collection; and (4) stormwater runoff.
Citizen Action Committee
Mission: To motivate and support citizens to take action to protect and preserve water quality through education, engagement and advocacy opportunities.
Specifically, citizen actions are to focus on leaf management and erosion control on residential and commercial properties. In other words, what urban residents can do to advance the goals and actions outlined in the Yahara CLEAN Strategic Plan to reduce phosphorus pollution.
The Nominating Committee is charged with vetting candidates for the Executive Board of Directors and the Community Board. It is comprised by 2 members of the Community Board, 2 members of the Executive Board of Directors, and the immediate past chair of the Executive Board of Directors.
Clean Lakes Festival Committee
The Clean Lakes Festival Committee is charged with performing all functions related to the annual Clean Lakes Festival. The majority of this committee’s membership is comprised of members of the Mad-City Ski Team, who plan, publicize, and produce the annual festival on an all-volunteer basis.
The Clean Lakes Alliance, which provides sponsorship of the festival, is currently working with the committee to increase the scope, awareness, attendance, and outreach opportunities of the event.