Planning & Economic Development Commission (NP&EDC)

The Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission (the “Commission”) is responsible for the comprehensive planning of the Island under the authority of Chapter 561 of the Acts of 1973, as amended. The Commission is seeking letters of interest to fill one (1) At Large Member position on the Commission. The term is until June 2023, and membership is by appointment by the Commission. Letters shall be submitted to NP&EDC via email to or by delivery to 2 Fairgrounds Road, Nantucket, MA 02554, no later than 4 PM on July 17, 2020. Such letters should include the reasons why any candidate is interested in, and qualified for, membership on the Commission. It is desirable that candidates attend the virtual Commission meeting via Zoom and YouTube on July 27, 2020 at 6:00PM at which one candidate will be selected for membership. For more information, candidates may contact the Commission offices at 508-325-7587, extension 7010.

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. 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.

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Nathaniel Lowell, Chair (Planning Board)

Fritz McClure, Vice-Chair (Planning Board)

Maureen Phillips (Conservation Commission)

John Trudel, III (Planning Board)

Judith Wegner (Planning Board)

Dave Iverson (Planning Board)

Matt Fee (County Commissioners)

Bertyl Johnson (Housing Authority)

Jack Gardner (At-Large)

Leslie B. Johnson (At-Large)

Wendy Hudson (At-Large)

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