Native American Advisory Committee (NAAC)

The Native American Advisory Committee (NAAC) meets four times during the calendar year, and the upcoming dates for the 2017 meetings are:

  • March 22, 2017
  • June 14, 2017
  • August 23, 2017
  • November 15, 2017

NAAC Meetings Information

The Native American Advisory Committee was established in 1996. Its purpose is to ensure that Caltrans management receives direct advice from the Indian community on issues pertaining to all modes of transportation in California. This advisory committee contributes to the Tribal Governments' ability to take advantage of transportation opportunities and to participate within Caltrans in planning, developing and implementing transportation projects and services. It offers a chance to further government-to-government working relationship. 

Each member of the NAAC is appointed to a two-year term. Membership consists of persons who are nominated by Tribes and Indian organizations throughout the State, recommended by the NAAC and appointed by the Director. Members serve as "at large" members to the tribes in their geographic regions (Northern, Central, and Southern) (PDF) as drawn by the BIA regional map (PDF). Members are advocates for all Native Americans of California.

The NAAC holds a minimum of four meetings each calendar year. Upcoming meetings will be posted on this page. You can also find upcoming agendas, meeting minutes, and any other pertinent information here.

NAAC Application Packet

Application packet for applying for the NAAC