Boards, Commissions & Committees
Pursuant to Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, remote meeting provisions of the Governor’s March 12, 2020, Executive Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, were extended until April 1, 2022. The new law allows public bodies to continue providing live “adequate, alternative means” of public access to the deliberations of the public body, instead of holding meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public. “Adequate, alternative means” may include, without limitation, providing public access through telephone, internet, or satellite enabled audio or video conferencing or any other technology that enables the public to clearly follow the proceedings of the public body in real time. In addition, the new law authorizes all members of a public body to continue participating in meetings remotely; the Open Meeting Law’s requirement that a quorum of the body and the chair be physically present at the meeting location remains suspended.
The Town of Nantucket will continue to provide remote access via Zoom video conferencing. The video conference will be shown on Nantucket’s Government TV YouTube page. In-person meetings are allowed to resume. Please check meeting postings to see what meeting method (remote or in-person) certain public bodies will use and to access Zoom and/or YouTube links to join or watch the meetings.
Public Participation Guidelines for ZOOM WEBINAR Meetings:
- Most regulatory boards/commissions/committees are using Zoom Webinar for meetings, which allows for the public to participate in the meeting as an attendee.
- Attendees MUST register to participate; the registration link is unique to meeting. The registration link can be found in the description of the Nantucket Government TV YouTube live feed for the meeting.
- People registering to be an attendee MUST use their full names; otherwise they will not be allowed to participate in discussion.
- Attendees will join in listening mode; they can click the raise hand button if they wish to speak.
- The Chair will call on those who have raised their hands in the order they were raised.
- The YouTube Chat will not be enabled.
- All questions should be directed through the Chair.
Members of public bodies will be following the Town’s Remote Participation Policy during meetings held in this format.
All Town of Nantucket committees, boards and commission meetings are available on the Nantucket Government TV YouTube page after they air live, on which viewers have the option to watch the meeting subtitled in any language. To add subtitles to a YouTube video:
- Go to the video.
- To turn captions on, click , located in the bottom righthand corner.
- To change the language of the subtitles, click the Settings icon at the bottom of the video screen (it is directly to the right of the icon).
- Click Subtitles/CC.
- Click Auto-translate.
- Select a language.
Thank you for seeking the mission statement of one of the Town of Nantucket boards, commissions, and committees. Please visit the links below to get more information on a particular group. If you do not see the information you want there, you may contact the current chairman of the group you are interested in. You may also visit the Town Administration Offices where the mission statements are on file or send an email to view a scanned version of these pages.
Useful Documents to Apply to Boards, Commissions & Committees
- 2021 Committee Vacancy Appointments Timeline
- Boards, Commissions and Committees Manual
- Code of Conduct Statement of Commitment
- Committee Guidelines
- Current Committee Membership
- Select Board-appointed Committee Openings
- Town Manager-appointed Committee Openings
- Select Board Considerations for Committees
- Process for Recusing and Abstaining at Meetings
- Committee Appointment Process
- Committee Application for Appointment by Town Manager
- Finance Committee Application
- Incumbent Committee Application
- Standard Committee Application
- Conflict of Interest Law for Municipal Employees
- Electronic Communication Policy
- Equal Employment Opportunity, Discrimination, and Sexual Harassment Policy
- Open Meeting Law Guide
- Open Meeting Law Training Videos
- Public Information Policy
- Remote Participation Policy
- Special Municipal Employees
If you are looking for information on inactive boards, commissions or committees, visit the Town of Nantucket Digital Archives.