Public involvement is a key component of the Area of Concern Program in Michigan. Each Remedial Action Plan has had significant input from a Public Advisory Council, a group of stakeholder that participates in the Area of Concern activities. The Statewide Public Advisory Council
consisting of members from each of Michigan's 14 Area's of Concern, also supports the Area of Concern Program. The Statewide Public Advisory Council promotes sharing of ideas across the state's Area of Concerns. The Public Advisory Councils and Statewide Public Advisory Council provide local stakeholder perspective related to goals and objectives within Area of Concerns. This relationship is integral to the implementation of the Area of Concern program.