Native American Advisory Committee (NAAC)

The Native American Advisory Committee (NAAC) meets four times during the calendar year, and the upcoming dates for the 2022 meetings are:

  • Wednesday March 30th, 2022 from 9am - 12pm
  • Wednesday June 8th,  2022 from 9am - 12pm
  • Wednesday August 24th, 2022 from 9am - 12pm
  • Wednesday November 2nd, 2022 from 9am - 12pm

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. All 2022 NAAC meetings will be held virtually via Webex.

For more information or to request an invitation to future NAAC meetings, please contact us at NALB@dot.ca.gov