With 10 applicants now vying to represent Martha’s Vineyard on the Steamship Authority board of governors, the Dukes County Commission is set to conduct candidate interviews Wednesday.

Jane Edmonds of Oak Bluffs and Jacqueline Noel of West Tisbury were the last to submit applications to the commission before the Friday deadline.

The county commission is the appointing authority for the Vineyard boat line governor.

Ms. Edmonds is vice-president for programming and community outreach for Babson College in Wellesley, and previously ran her own consulting business, according to her letter of interest. Ms. Noel’s application cites experience in the public transit industry, most recently as owner and public transit consultant for Hardwick Transit Associates of Vineyard Haven.

The two join a crowded field of Island candidates seeking to replace longtime SSA governor Marc Hanover, who steps down later this month after five terms on the board.

The other candidates include Clarence A. (Trip) Barnes 3rd, a retired trucker who serves on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission; Rob Lytle, an Oak Bluffs resident with experience as a digital project manager; Jim Malkin, a second-term Chilmark selectman and retired transportation executive; Michael Lyons of Oak Bluffs, a truck driver and 2008 graduate of the regional high school; Allen Carney of Aquinnah, a marketing and sales consultant, Elmer Vanderhoop of Aquinnah, a retired EMT and member of the Wampanoag tribe, and Angela Cywinski of Vineyard Haven, a former Aquinnah assessor.

Dukes County commissioner Leon Brathwaite of West Tisbury also submitted an application last week. His work experience includes director of training and staff development for the city of Newton, and former chairman of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

County manager Martina Thornton said Mr. Brathwaite would be eligible to participate in the interviews and vote. In an email to the Gazette Monday, she said Mr. Brathwaite's interview would be first so that he could then rejoin the commission for the remaining interviews.

Interviews are open to the public and begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Vineyard Transit Authority administration building in the airport business park. The commission is scheduled to vote on the appointment at its March 4 meeting.