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Councils, Work Groups and Task Forces

DCCCD’s council structure was adopted in the early ’80s to document the process for bringing formal groups together across the district to discuss common issues and concerns. Three main types of groups make up the formal structure. Those groups are:


A council is a group of peers from any of DCCCD's locations who hold similar positions. Regular meetings are held to facilitate horizontal communication across the district. Council members work cooperatively on districtwide projects, share ideas and best practices, and stay abreast of the latest trends in their areas. In addition, “functional councils” may be formed by the chancellor or by the main councils; they report, in general, to the “sponsoring” council.

Work Groups

Work groups consist of employees with a common and directed focus in an area of interest or importance to the district. Work groups share information and updates but have no regularly assigned decision-making responsibility. However, such groups may act as a committee or subcommittee reporting directly to a sponsoring or functional council on a short-term, action-based effort.

Task Forces

Task forces focus on projects requiring districtwide representation and meeting a critical need. Task forces may exist for up to two years and must be charged by the Chancellor, a member of the Chancellor’s Staff or a “sponsoring” council. 

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