Nantucket Planning & Economic Development Commission (NP&EDC)

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About the Commission

The NP&EDC was created by Warrant Article 5 of the January 25, 1973 Special Town Meeting of the Town of Nantucket and by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts pursuant to Chapter 561 of the Acts of 1973, as amended by Warrant Article 117 of the 1980 Annual Town Meeting and Chapter 98 of the Acts of 1981 and Warrant Article 57 of the Annual Town Meeting of 1991 and Chapter 458 of the Acts of 1991, and by Chapter 81 of the Acts of 2011, and by Chapter 347 of the Acts of 2018. NP&EDC is the only regional planning agency (RPA) representing one town, the Town of Nantucket.

In Section 1 of the enabling legislation, the commission was established In order to plan for the orderly and coordinated development and protection of the physical, social and economic resources of the Island of Nantucket.

In Section 2, the Commission shall be responsible for the preparation of comprehensive plans for the physical, social, and economic development of said County and Town and shall make recommendations for action to implement said plans to the responsible county and town agencies. Such plans shall include, but not be limited to, the preparation of studies, research reports and maps of natural resources, land utilization, economic development, recreation and conservation, transportation and population characteristics.

In Article 5, 1973 STM, "Such commission shall plan for the future of the villages of Wauwinet, Quidnet, Siasconset, Surfside, Madaket, Pocomo, Tom Nevers, Dionis, Cisco and the Town of Nantucket and make any recommendations it deems beneficial.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. Zoom instructions will be included on the agenda.

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2023-2024 NP&EDC Meeting Schedule


  • 5 elected Planning Board members - 5 year term 
  • 1 appointee from each of the following: County Commission, Conservation Commission, and the Housing Authority - 1 year term
  • 3 At-Large members – 3 year term

Mary Longacre, Chair (At-Large)
Term expires: 2024

Barry G. Rector, Vice Chair (Planning Board)
Term expires: 2025

Dave Iverson (Planning Board)
Term expires: 2024

John Trudel, III (Planning Board)
Term expires: 2026

Nathaniel Lowell, (Planning Board)
Term expires: 2027

Joseph Topham (Planning Board)
Term expires: 2028

Dawn Holdgate (County Commissioners)
Term expires: 2024

Seth Engelbourg (Conservation Commission)
Term expires: 2024

Bertyl Johnson (Housing Authority)
Term expires: 2023

Kristie Ferrantella (At-Large)
Term expires: 2025

Wendy Hudson (At-Large)
Term expires: 2026


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