The Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Committee shall be comprised of ten member entities, each of which shall appoint a representative and a designated alternate to be confirmed by the Board of County Commissioners.
The membership is as follows:
One representative, each with a designated alternate, from each of the following 10 groups:
Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscape Association
Martin County Farm Bureau
Florida Cattleman’s Association, Martin County
Port Salerno Commercial Fishing Dock Authority
Environmental Studies Center
Audubon of Martin County
Florida Oceanographic Society
Martin County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society
National Estuary Program.
In the event that any of the above groups cease to exist or cannot contribute representatives, the Board of County Commissioners shall make such appointments as it determines to be appropriate.
Citizens selected for service on the Advisory Committee should be broad-based representatives of relevant professions (i.e. farmers, nursery growers, landscapers, natural resource professionals), civic groups, and environmental organizations, so as to assist the ongoing development and mission of the Committee in the best interest of the County.
Members of the Committee may be removed by the Board of County Commissioners with a simple majority vote. The Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisory Committee can recommend removal of its members for any reason, including failure to attend meetings. Failure of a representative or their alternate to attend three consecutive meetings is grounds for automatic removal from the committee.