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Advisory Group Members are selected based on the following criteria:

  1. Each member has a long history of living and/or working in affected communities in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
  2. Each member has a history of work towards achieving justice, furthering human rights, and supporting community development which is sensitive to the environment.
  3. Each member has a solid and positive reputation for integrity and ethics.
  4. Each is a respected community leader with a base of constituents.
  5. Each can point to concrete, material achievements.
  6. Each has a demonstrated commitment to political unity and collaboration, even if that means compromise at times.
  7. Each member can point to a demonstrated commitment to defending and advancing the right of communities to:
  • Be self-determined.
  • Live in a healthy and safe environment.
  • Preserve and sustain coastal ecosystems and culture.