The standing advisory group does not have formal authority to govern the organization. Rather, the advisory group serves to make recommendations and/or provide key information and materials to the board of trustees and executive director. The advisory group assists with networking and developing new initiatives. Members receive most information provided to the Board of Trustees. Attendance at the quarterly board meetings is optional.
Council members regularly assist the organization with scientific and technical advice, reference letters for proposals and other needs, and in-kind matches for proposals. BRI provides samples, data and technical resources to Council members when requested. Often times Council members will collaborate with BRI scientists.
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