Sanctuary Advisory Council recruitment

National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa seeks applicants for the Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC). The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent. The SAC holds typically holds two to four meetings per year at the Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center. For additional information call 684-633-6500.

Candidates are selected based on their expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying, community and professional affiliations, and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to serve a three-year term. Service on the council is on a volunteer basis.

The Sanctuary Advisory Council was established to ensure continuous public participation in the management of the sanctuary. The council's 17 voting members and eight non-voting members serve on a volunteer basis and represent a variety of local user groups, the public, and territorial and federal governmental jurisdictions.

For additional information on Office of National Marine Sanctuaries advisory councils and links to council charters and the National Advisory Council Handbook please visit:

Application deadline is August 28, 2019

Application Form (PDF 87kb)


Community-at-Large: Tutuila west area (Voting)

Sanctuary Advisory Council non-governmental representative description for seat being recruited

Community-at-large: Tutuila west area (Voting): familiarity with communities near the sanctuary, experience and/or knowledge regarding marine or management and resources protection issues in the sanctuary; experience and/or knowledge regarding public uses and activities in the sanctuary; and freedom to express views and cast votes without consideration of any expectations held by an employer or other organization with which the member is affiliated. Community-at-large representatives should be willing and able to meet with constituents to discuss sanctuary issues and ideas and be able to report these back to the council as a whole.