2023 Committee Openings

The Select Board is accepting applications for annual committee appointments. Interested individuals may obtain a “Committee Interest Form” by clicking here. Completed applications can be mailed to Town Administration, 16 Broad Street, Nantucket, MA 02554 or emailed to emooney@nantucket-ma.gov. Information on the responsibilities of the various committees may also be obtained by visiting the Boards, Commissions and Committees webpage. All appointments will be made by the Select Board at its June 28, 2023 meeting.

Applications for all committee vacancies must be submitted by 12:00 PM on Friday, May 19, 2023. 

Agricultural Commission #2 SeatsTerms End 2026
Airport Commission *2 SeatsTerms End 2026
Board of Health2 SeatsTerms End 2026
Capital Program Committee2 SeatsTerms End 2026
Cemetery Commission2 SeatsTerms End 2026
Coastal Resiliency Advisory Committee1 SeatTerms End 2026
Conservation Commission2 SeatsTerms End 2026
Contract Review Committee, Human Services1 SeatTerms End 2026
Council for Human Services3 SeatsTerms End 2026
Council on Aging ^1 SeatTerms End 2025
Council on Aging ^3 SeatsTerms End 2026
Cultural Council2 SeatsTerms End 2025
Cultural Council2 SeatsTerms End 2026
Finance Committee3 SeatsTerms End 2026
Historic District Commission Associate1 SeatTerms End 2026
Nantucket Affordable Housing Trust, at-large1 SeatTerm Ends 2025
Nantucket Historical Commission2 SeatsTerms End 2026
Planning Board Alternate1 SeatTerms End 2026
Real Estate Assessment Committee2 SeatsTerms End 2026
Roads and Right of Way Committee3 SeatsTerms End 2026
Scholarship Committee2 SeatsTerms End 2026
Steamship Authority Port Council1 SeatTerms End 2025
Tree Advisory Committee1 SeatTerm ends 2025
Tree Advisory Committee2 SeatsTerm ends 2026
Zoning Board of Appeals 1 SeatTerm ends 2028
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate1 SeatTerm ends 2024
Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate1 SeatTerm ends 2026

# Pursuant to Article 65 passed by 2022 Annual Town Meeting, “To the extent available and willing to serve, the [Agricultural] Commission shall consist of a minimum of three members whose prime source of income is derived from farming or agricultural-based enterprises in Nantucket and another two who are interested in farming. If the foregoing are neither available nor willing to serve, then any member may be appointed from the community who has an interest in agriculture.” 

* Pursuant to MGL Chapter 90, Section 51E, “Of the members appointed [to the Airport Commission] at least one shall be a person having experience in aeronautics.” 

^ Pursuant to the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Local Cultural Council Program Guidelines, “The term of membership for a council member is three years; members can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms, or a total of six years, unless the appointing authority removes a member before the expiration of a term. Members must remain off the council for a one-year interval before serving additional terms.” 

May 24, 2023 – The names of applicants who have submitted applications will be read aloud and applications will be included in the Board’s packet. 

June 7, 2023 – Meeting for the applicants who applied to the following committees to introduce themselves and review their applications: 

  • Agricultural Commission 
  • Airport Commission 
  • Board of Health 
  • Capital Program Committee 
  • Cemetery Commission
  • Coastal Resiliency Advisory Committee 
  • Conservation Commission 
  • Contract Review Committee, Human Services 
  • Council for Human Services 
  • Council on Aging 
  • Cultural Council 
  • Finance Committee 

June 14, 2023 – Meeting for the applicants who applied to the following committees to introduce themselves and review their applications: 

  • Historic District Commission Associate 
  • Nantucket Affordable Housing Trust 
  • Nantucket Historical Commission 
  • Planning Board Alternate 
  • Real Estate Assessment Committee 
  • Roads and Right-of-Way Committee 
  • Scholarship Committee 
  • Steamship Authority Port Council 
  • Tree Advisory Committee 
  • Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate 

June 28, 2023 – Committee appointments.