Definitions and Responsibilities of Stakeholders in the ITRC
ITRC Stakeholders include Public Stakeholders, Tribal Stakeholders, Emeritus Stakeholders, and Academic Stakeholders. Public and Tribal Stakeholders serve as the voice of the people who are most affected in their daily lives by the problems at hand. Stakeholders add key voices, as well as balance and diversity. They provide written and verbal input on a regular basis and in accordance with the team’s project work plan schedule. Academic stakeholders provide subject matter expertise and offer access to the most recent research in the subject matter of the team. Emeritus stakeholders are highly experienced retirees from agencies, industry, consulting and academia that have substantial topic knowledge.
Definitions and Acceptance Requirements of ITRC Stakeholder Groups
Public – A public stakeholder represents the interests of citizens, communities, community advocacy groups, or other citizen groups that deal with environmental issues. Public Stakeholders must submit a letter of interest and current resume to the Stakeholder Representative to the ITRC Board of Advisors upon their initial application to a new team. Public stakeholders are approved by the Team Leader(s) and by the Stakeholder Representative on the ITRC Board of Advisors. Team membership must be requested and renewed each year.
Tribal – A Tribal stakeholder is affiliated with, or is an employee of and Indian tribe, or are Native American, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian. Tribal Stakeholders must submit a current resume or letter of interest indicating their tribal affiliation to the Stakeholder representative to the ITRC Board of Advisors upon their initial application to a new team. Tribal stakeholders are approved by the Team Leader(s) and by the Stakeholder Representative on the ITRC Board of Advisors. Team membership must be requested and renewed each year.
Academic – An Academic stakeholder is an individual who is a full-time professor, post-doctoral fellow, research assistant, or is enrolled as a full time graduate student at an accredited institution of higher learning. Academic stakeholders must submit a curriculum vitae and/or letter of interest to the Stakeholder representative to the Board of Advisors. Academic Stakeholders are approved by the team leaders and the Stakeholder Representative on the ITRC Board of Advisors based on their technical expertise on the team’s subject matter. Team membership must be requested and renewed each year.
Emeritus – An Emeritus stakeholder is a retired former state, federal, academic, industry, or consulting employee that does not represent the views of their prior employer or other ITRC member groups. Emeritus stakeholders must not be employed by any organization in the environmental industry. Emeritus members have special expertise in the subject matter of an ITRC Team, and must submit a resume and/or letter of interest indicating that specific expertise. Membership acceptance is subject to approval by the ITRC Director. Team membership must be requested and renewed each year.