Wednesday, February 14, 2024

The Air District is soliciting applications for two seats on its Community Advisory Council (CAC). There are two vacant seats, one for a member who resides or works in Alameda County and one for a representative of Bay Area youth.

Spare the Air Status

In November 2021, the Board of Directors approved the formation of the Air District’s inaugural CAC, consisting of 17 community members from across the Bay Area. The Board created the CAC in response to community input and in furtherance of an equity-forward policy agenda. The CAC, which is a Brown Act advisory committee of the Board, chooses its own areas of focus, and provides input on key Air District policies and programs.

The Council Members not only reflect the diversity of the Bay Area and the lived experiences in communities heavily impacted by air pollution but are also individuals with diverse skill sets and a range of relevant knowledge and technical expertise.

The CAC Council Members are expected to:

  • Review materials for the CAC meetings, which occur every other month on the third Thursday, as well as engage and participate during the meetings;
  • Attend required trainings;
  • Join at least one ad hoc committee every year; and
  • CAC members shall perform all other duties as prescribed by the Charter.

Council Members are compensated $500 for attending the bi-monthly CAC meetings and $75 per hour for other meetings.

To apply, please complete the application, which can be found by visiting the CAC website. For questions, please contact the Air District at The deadline to apply is March 12, 2024.

Last Updated: 2/14/2024