The Citizens' Advisory Commitee's (CAC) purpose, as established by the Board of Directors, is to provide public input to the Authority, maintain a channel of communication to the Board, aid in fostering a positive public image of the Authority, and educating the public about the Authority's goals and accomplishments. CAC members are appointed by the Board to serve two-year terms.
There are seven district representatives and ten interest group representatives. District representatives serve areas that coincide with the seven governing board districts. The ten interest groups are made up of the following areas: agriculture, business, civic organizations, development community, education, environmental/open space, labor, parks, and trails.