Steering Committee

What does it do?

The Steering Committee functions similar to a board of directors. They provide overall support, vision, and guidance to the Collaborative. They help guide all aspects of the Collaborative, including steering and sustaining the partnership and coordinating with workgroups. When applicable, they assist with outreach to decision makers. Read more about the Steering Commmittee below.


  • Steering the Partnership: Provide overall support, vision, and guidance to the Collaborative, including helping guide and inform the host partner to best support the Collaborative.

  • Sustainability: Develop long-term objectives and short-term strategies to sustain the Collaborative.

  • Outreach to Decision Makers: Review, approve, and provide support for campaigns to educate decision makers about land conservation, conservation practices, and source water protection.

  • Coordinating with Workgroups: Ensure coordination and communication between the Workgroups and Steering Committee.


The Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from the following organizations (listed alphabetically):

  • Charles Town Utility Board

  • Corporation of Harpers Ferry Water Commission

  • Corporation of Shepherdstown Water & Sanitation Board

  • Jefferson Utilities Inc.

  • Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle

  • WV Department of Health & Human Resources Bureau for Public Health

  • WV Rivers Coalition

  • Liaisons from each of the partnership's Workgroups