Steamship Authority governors will host a full day of meetings on the Vineyard today, beginning with a business meeting this morning and ending with a two-hour public comment session this afternoon as the board seeks to update the mission statement for the boat line that is the lifeline to the two Islands.

Both meetings will be held in the community room at the Tisbury emergency services building on Spring street in Vineyard Haven.

The monthly board meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. The agenda includes an update on the $60 million Woods Hole terminal reconstruction project, a report on the status of recommendations from independent consultants at HMS in Seattle, and a vote on summer and fall operating schedules.

Meanwhile, the afternoon public comment session will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. as the board seeks to craft a new mission statement following the management review by independent consultants at HMS late last year.

For the past seven months senior managers and board members have been working their way through a densely outlined set of goals and initiatives as a result of the study, which found the $100 million boat line that was chartered to provide dependable year-round ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket was woefully out of step with modern management practices.

Developing a clearer mission statement was one of 10 recommendations that came out of the study.

The SSA is hosting public feedback sessions on the Cape and Islands this month as it works on the mission statement. A deadline of August 23 has been set for submitting feedback. The boat line has dedicated a page on its website to the mission statement project.