provides community representation to the CAC on issues of public concern and promotes our mission in the communities we serve. The Council meets twice a year to develop recommendations for the CAC. Council members make suggestions to the CAC regarding activities that will assist citizen participation in community affairs as well as ways to systemically strengthen the public's capacities, resources, and institutions for self-governance.
Advisory council members act as ambassadors to the community for CAC activities. As the "eyes and ears" of CAC in the community, they look for ways to promote CAC's mission. Council members serve in an advisory and volunteer capacity for a term of two years with an option to renew service for an additional two years. The Council's role has grown with CAC. The role of the advisory counsel is to help CAC stay connected to and continue to meet the needs of the communities it serves. Advisory counsel members represent various western suburbs of Chicago.