In this talk, learn more about ways that the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute engage with their Community Advisory Boards. Learn about the differences and similarities in their community advisory board development processes and listen as they share key takeaways and lessons learned. Presenters will discuss how they used an informal mentorship model to incorporate recommendations from UNC Lineberger’s CAB development into the N.C. TraCS CAB development process, providing examples of how the collaboration between the two institutes informed NC TraCS’ CAB planning, recruitment, training and onboarding. Presenters will also discuss the Focused Conversation process – a structured, participatory and action-oriented discussion method – and how they used it to define their own CAB priorities, aims and activities. This presentation will highlight the importance of engaging community members as equal partners in the CAB development process, as well as shifting power to CAB members to make CAB priority-setting a community-driven process.