The basic representation on the Commission’s policy body consists of three commissioners from each county as follows:
Appointments to standing committees are made by the Chairman annually and are confirmed by the Commission as follows:
Rather than maintain Technical Advisory Committees (TACs) for each functional area, the Commission has TACs for the two principal areas of work activity: transportation and economic development. As studies are carried out in other areas, special project-based TACs are formed for the duration of the study. The Transportation Policy Advisory Committees for the Fox Cities (Appleton) Urbanized Area and the Oshkosh Urbanized Area exist to provide the monitoring and review necessary in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and long range planning activities in the respective urbanized areas. After adoption of a plan or policy recommendation by the Commission, ratification is sought from appropriate local units of government. To the maximum extent possible, Commission adoption and local ratification are coordinated.
The second TAC, known as the Economic Development Strategy Committee, is comprised of diverse representatives from both the public and private sectors of the region. Its main purpose is to advise and guide the EDA funded Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS, planning process. By seeking input and perspective from these diverse entities, the CEDS becomes a current and meaningful document for guiding the economic development activities for the betterment of the region as a whole.