"The National Advisory Council (NAC) advises the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on all aspects of emergency management. The NAC incorporates tribal, state, local governments, private sector, and non-governmental partners' input in the development and revision of FEMA policies and strategies. FEMA's Office of the National Advisory Council serves as the focal point for all NAC coordination. The NAC was formed, as mandated in the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (PL 109- 295), to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of national preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other man-made disasters by: 1. Incorporating greater input from tribal, state, and local governments, private sector, and nongovernmental partners. 2. Providing a formal avenue for feedback, suggestions, and constructive criticisms from the diverse government, private sector, and non-governmental partners involved in disaster activities."
Federal Emergency Management Agency: http://www.fema.gov/