Any individual, group, or business with a vested interest (a stake) in the success of an organization is considered to be a stakeholder. Stakeholders can include employees, internal teams, and members of the surrounding community or local economy who are affected by regulations or policy decisions.
The APCD has engaged stakeholders over the years in an effort to develop policy with greater input from the community-at-large. The work of many of these stakeholder groups culminated in a final report. These reports describe the groups’ work, provide background on regulations and air quality issues, and include recommendations that have guided development of the APCD’s emission reduction strategies over the years.