Zoning Board of Appeals


Massachusetts law mandates that where a community elects to restrict or regulate the rights of property owners through a zoning by-law, “it shall provide for a zoning board of appeals.” The Nantucket Zoning Board of Appeals exists because, in 1972, Nantucket voters chose to adopt a zoning by-law at the annual town meeting. The By-law’s purpose is to “promote the health, safety, convenience, morals and general welfare of Nantucket’s inhabitants, to lessen the danger from fire and congestion and to improve the town...” Chapter 139 of the Code of the Town of Nantucket sets out the powers and duties of the board and for the most part parallels the power and duties set out for such boards by commonwealth law.

ALL correspondence to any Zoning Board of Appeals Member should be mailed/e-mailed to the Planning & Land Use Services (“PLUS”) office care of Leslie Woodson Snell, Deputy Director of Planning & Zoning Administrator. (See CONTACT US for email and mailing addresses.)

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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2023 Meeting Schedule


Susan McCarthy, Chair
Term Expires: 2027

John B. Brescher
Term Expires: 2024

Michael J. O'Mara
Term Expires: 2025

Elisa H. Allen
Term Expires: 2026

Joseph Marcklinger
Term Expires: 2028

Alternate Members

Lisa Botticelli
Term Expires: 2024

Jim Mondani
Term Expires: 2025

Mark W. Poor
Term Expires: 2026

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