Council for Human Services


The Council for Human Services makes recommendations to the Select Board and Town Administration regarding the provision of human services in a manner which can best serve the residents of Nantucket, and the coordination of the efforts of existing service organizations.

It consists of nine Nantucket residents who are be appointed by the Select Board for three-year terms; provided, however, that three of the initial appointments shall be for a term of one year, three for a term of two years and three for a term of three years.

§12.3. Duties of Council for Human Services.

The Council shall:

  • Develop and adopt policies for its operation and for the operation of the Contract Review Subcommittee. Such policies may, from time to time be amended by the Council. In developing and amending such policies, the Council shall work with the Director of the Department of Human Services. Such policies of the Council may address the activities of the Council which may include without limitation the following:
    • Conducting studies and making recommendations to Town Administration and to the Board of Selectmen on efficient and cost effective methods for coordination and delivery of necessary human services;
    • Conducting public hearings to assess the human services needs for the health and welfare of the residents of the Town of Nantucket and making reports and recommendations based upon such public input;
    • Reviewing and reporting on proposed federal and state legislation and regulations that may impact the human services needs of the Town residents
  • Encourage and facilitate voluntary participation of Council members and other members of the community in projects, events, programs and other ongoing activities that promote the health and welfare of the residents of the Town of Nantucket.
  • Undertake such other work as requested by the Select Board, Town Administration and the Director of Human Services.

Agendas & Minutes

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

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Athalyn Sweeney, Chair
Term Expires: 2024 

Veronica Bolcik
Term Expires: 2024 

Sue Mynttinen
Term Expires: 2024

Suzanne Keating
Term Expires: 2025

Tara Restieri
Term Expires: 2025

Amanda Wright
Term Expires: 2025

Claudia Valle
Term Expires: 2026

Sarah Wright
Term Expires: 2026

Kelly Steffen
Term Expires: 2026

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