Don’t let the wrong people take control
“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” - Plato
Being involved with committees and councils is hard work (maybe not hard work, but it is time consuming work). Nobody wants to spend time working on things when there are better (fun) things to do instead. Unfortunately, giving up your power, means also that you’re giving up control. It might not be worth it.