The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) is comprised of representatives from community-based, environmental, environmental-justice and other civic organizations in Jamaica Bay. Two co-chairs, appointed by the Executive Board in consultation with the Executive Director, provide leadership and direction for the SAC.  The SAC provides the Institute with insight into key community and environmental issues and priorities to help guide the Institute’s research program, outreach, and other programming efforts.

The SAC includes:
The American Littoral Society
Eastern Queens Alliance
Environmental Defense Fund
Hudson River Foundation
Jamaica Bay EcoWatchers
National Parks Conservation Association
National Wildlife Federation
NYC Audubon
Regional Plan Association
Rockaway Waterfront Alliance
The Nature Conservancy
Trust for Public Land