The operations, management and maintenance associated with the AHS has been discussed for many years and is recognized as a top priority. A multi-agency public/private governance structure is being developed to further address governance concerns surrounding the proposed AHS. It is currently envisioned that the City of Grand Rapids will own and operate the AHS structure based on a set of operational priorities and protocols currently being developed with input from multiple state and federal agencies. Management of this structure will also include significant public and private input from a variety of river user groups, regulatory agencies and upstream/downstream communities.