The Panel will be guided by a Coordinating Committee that approves and prioritizes work and arranges for the resources necessary to carry out its planned activities. It is envisioned that the Panel Coordinating Committee will include at least one member from each Stakeholder Category, chairs of permanent committees, several "members at large," and several ex officio members representing key government agencies and others.
The Coordinating Committee's responsibilities include facilitating dialogue with standards developing organizations to ensure that proposed plans can be implemented. Standing Committees will represent sectors and systems relevant to community resilience. They will be responsible for compiling and maintaining a web-based Resilience Knowledge Base listing important reference materials for implementing community resilience plans, including the results of the Panel's own work. Working Groups will address specific issues within or across topic areas.