• Lush vegetation on the top of Spectacle Island's North drumlin dominates the foreground. Boston's skyline can be seen in the distance.  The park's logo with tag line minutes away, worlds apart empashises the stark contrast between the city and islands.

    Boston Harbor Islands

    National Recreation Area Massachusetts

Boston Harbor Islands Partnership: Committees

There are six standing committees of the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership, with some active subcommittees. The standing committees are: Planning, Operations, Marketing, Education, Finance, and Nominating.

Membership on committees is open to Partners, Voting Alternates, members of the Advisory Council, and other cooperators' representatives. Each committee selects its own chairperson to be approved by the Partnership. The chairperson must be a Voting Partnership member or a Voting Alternate. Committee chairs or Partnership members may invite non-members of the Partnership or Advisory Council to participate in committee assignments as their specific expertise is needed.

The standing committees meet on an "as needed" basis, usually in Boston. Meetings may be held at any time when called by the chairperson of the committee. A written or telephone notice of the time, place and purposes of the meeting shall be given at least five days before the meeting. All meetings are open to the public, check the meetings calendar for specifics.

Special committees may be appointed by the Chairperson of the Partnership for any purpose that does not conflict with the authority and jurisdiction of any standing committee.

Did You Know?

Boston Light

Constructed in 1716, Boston Light on Little Brewster Island is the oldest lighthouse site in the country. British forces burned down the original lighthouse when they fled Boston in 1776. It was rebuilt in 1783 and is now open for visitors to Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. More...