Community Involvement Advisory Committee
The Community Involvement Advisory Council (CIAC) and the Community Ombudsman work to increase the flow of information between communities and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; increase community participation; and facilitate dialogue among all stakeholders during the decision-making process.
The CIAC was established (through 29 Del. Code Section 8016 A) as a permanent council serving in an advisory capacity to the Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. Signed into law by Governor Ruth Ann Minner in July 2001, the legislation charged the CIAC with interacting between DNREC and Delaware communities. The Community Ombudsman position was also authorized by the same legislation.
The intent of the legislation is that both the CIAC and the Community Ombudsman work to ensure that no community in the state is disparately affected by environmental impacts.
Additional Documents & Background Information
2014 CEPF Application
CEPF Reimbursement Form
CEPF Project Report Form
Available penalty resources
2014 Community Environmental Project Fund Penalty Deposit Spreadsheet
Original Report (2001) of the Community Involvement Advisory Committee
HB 192 Community Environmental Project Fund
Community Ombudsman: James Brunswick, 302-395-2500, or by email: James.Brunswick@state.de.us.
Administrative Support: Please direct all questions or comments for CIAC members to Nicole Bixby, 302-739-9959, or by email: Nicole.Bixby@state.de.us.
Application to serve on the CIAC (Number 0350): http://www.state.de.us/governor/boards-comms.shtml
- Robert Frederick, Former Mayor, Dewey Beach
- Dr.Jay Julis, Biology and Environmental Science, Wilmington College
- Pamela Meitner, Esq.
- Vice Chair: La Vaida Owens-White, RN, MSN, Faith Community Nurse, Christiana Care
- Chair: William E. Pelham, A.I.A., Architect
- Marvin Thomas, New Millennium CDC
- Harold Truxon, Ellendale, Sussex County
- Joseph Farrell, University of Delaware, Marine Studies
Unless otherwise noted, the CIAC meets every other month in Smyrna at the Smyrna Rest Area Conference Room. The public is welcome to attend. For upcoming or past topics of discussion, refer to the meeting agendas and meeting notes. All 2015 meetings take place Tuesdays from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
September 15, 2015
June 16, 2015
April 21, 2015
February 24, 2015
NOTE: This meeting was rescheduled from February 17 because of bad weather.
December 2, 2014