"Members of the Natural Resources, Business, Cultural Resources, Real Estate, Recreation, Education, Science, and Hospitality communities serve on the Committee as do Representatives of the Borough of Highlands, the Borough of Sea Bright, Middletown Township, the Borough of Rumson, and the Monmouth County Freeholders."
About the Federal Advisory Committee
The Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Federal Advisory Committee was formed in 2012 by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972.The Committee provides advice to the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), through the Director of the National Park Service (Director), on the development of a reuse plan and on matters relating to future uses of the Fort Hancock Historic District of Gateway National Recreation Area.Its members come from a variety of disciplines including local government, real estate, hospitality, education, recreation, nature sciences, environmental action and more.Members must nominate themselves during a Call for Nominations. All meetings and all major changes to the committee, including its formation and changes to membership, must be announced in the Federal Register.
All meetings are open to the public, with a time regularly set aside for public comment. Come see a meeting for yourself.
The committee has met regularly since January 2013 to consider the future of the Fort Hancock and Sandy Hook Proving Ground National Historic Landmark. The Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area, a National Park Service site created by an Act of Congress in 1972, covers the majority of the landmark district.As stated in the original Advisory Committee Charter (2012), the committee encourages leasing of the historic buildings for adaptive reuse. (The 2014 amended version of the charter is here.) This committee will follow its operating procedures to help the park develop plans consistent with Gateway’s 2014 General Management Plan (GMP).