The Public Agency Committee (PAC) is comprised of representatives from public agencies that are involved in the planning, management and regulatory oversight of Jamaica Bay. Two co-chairs, appointed by the Executive Board in consultation with the Executive Director, provide leadership and direction for the PAC. The PAC presents the Institute with policy and management issues and priorities and advises on the development of the Institute’s research program. PAC meetings are also a forum for inter-agency coordination and communication on cross-cutting topics.

The PAC includes:
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Park Service (NPS)
NYC Department of Environmental Protection (NYC DEP)
NYC Department of Planning
NYC Department of Transportation (NYC DOT)
NYC Office of Emergency Management (NYC OEM)
NYC Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NYC ORR)
NYC Parks
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC)
NYS Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery (NYS GOSR)
NYS Department of Transportation
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ)
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)