Commission Takes Steps to Protect Historic West Tisbury Roads
Olivia Hull

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission has taken steps to preserve the historic character of several West Tisbury roadways. Commissioners voted to designate Pine Hill, Red Coat Hill, Mott’s Hill and Shubael Weeks roads as special ways, affording them protections against future development.

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MVC Executive Director Search Attracts Strong Interest
Olivia Hull

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission will choose a new director from a pool of 33 candidates. A nationwide search that concluded last week saw a good response, search committee chairman Doug Sederholm said.

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MVC Approves Budget With No Dissent
Alex Elvin

The commission late last week quickly approved a $1.42 million budget for fiscal year 2016, marking a 2.4 per cent decrease from last year. Modest increases in salaries and employee benefits were offset by a $52,000 reduction in legal spending.

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Search Is on for New MVC Director
Olivia Hull

A nationwide search has begun for a new executive director for the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, with commissioners finalizing a job description this week. Current director Mark London announced his retirement in October.

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Commission Kudos
As a summer visitor to the Vineyard for over a quarter-century I have always noticed the changes on the Island, but the character and the beauty of the Island have remained intact and I never thought of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission’s role.
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Commission Marks 40 Years of Fighting for the Island
Sara Brown

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission, heralded as a unique and powerful regional planning organization, often the source of controversy, celebrated a quiet 40th anniversary this year.

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Climate Change is Key for New MVC Director
Chris Riger
The founding goal of 350 Martha’s Vineyard Island is to facilitate collaboration to address climate change. We recognize that the Martha’s Vineyard Commission holds a unique position of opportunity and responsibility for how the challenges posed by climate change are handled.
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Search for MVC Director
Mark London, executive director of the Martha’s Vineyard Commission, intends to retire at the end of August 2015, and finding his replacement has become one of the commission’s high priorities.
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Lessons on Water Quality from Our Cape Cod Neighbors
Mark London

Sooner or later, the nitrogen pollution threatening the health of Martha’s Vineyard coastal ponds will affect us all. Our jobs are dependent on our visitor-based economy.

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Nine Candidates for Nine Seats on the Martha's Vineyard Commission
Alex Elvin
Candidates running for nine open seats on the Martha’s Vineyard Commission reflect a wide range of priorities for the Island’s regional planning and review agency, but only two are newcomers. All the candidates acknowledge the need for better public understanding of the commission’s role in the community.
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