Steering Committeesroles & resources

The formulation of the JLUS is guided by the Policy Committee and Technical Committee. These committees consist of community leaders, NCBC personnel, federal and state agencies, local governments, and other stakeholders.  Although the Committees have separate roles and responsibilities, they will collaborate and be engaged with one another. They will serve as the liaisons to their respective stakeholder groups and will be responsible for relaying information to their organizations.

Policy Committee (PC)

The Policy Committee leads the direction of the JLUS. They are responsible for the oversight of the study as well as monitoring the implementation and adoption of policies and strategies. Upon completion the PC will approve the final JLUS document. The PC members include decision makers, executive directors, and elected officials from the affected local governments. 

Technical Committee (TC)

The Technical Committee’s main objective is to provide technical expertise and feedback to the JLUS team. They will assist with addressing technical issues, will provide feedback on the development of the report, and assist in the development of the implementation strategies and tools. The TC consists of technical experts from the affected local governments and organizations as well as NCBC representatives, and other designated stakeholders.

Compatibility Workshops

The Compatibility workshops for the Technical Committee and Policy Committee have

been scheduled for October 9th and 10th. Check back to learn more about the outcome

of the workshop.

Kick-Off Meeting

The Policy and Technical Committees were introduced to the NCBC JLUS and their roles in two meetings occurring on June 8th and June 16th.  The meetings were located in Gulfport at the Westside Community Center and in Hancock County at the Stennis Airport. Both events had a good turnout with more than 65 attendees. Special attendees included Captain Hansen from NCBC as well as Captain Faller and Jeanette Musil from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment.


Mr. Ray Greer of Stantec provided an overview of the Joint Land Use Study planning process and specific responsibilities of the Committee members. The attendees were actively engaged in the process - asking questions and sharing their thoughts and ideas.  The Committees are eager to begin.