How do you energize a citizen's advisory board (CAB) for a state government agency? This is a regional advisory board (state is divided up into regions) to support a state agency focused on developmental disabilities. The CAB has absolutely no authority other than to "advise." So how can I get the people who are on the board (mostly parents of people with developmental disabilities) to contribute/advise? How do we get the regional state agency staff to come to the board with questions?