Boston Harbor Islands Partnership: Committees
There are six standing committees of the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership, with several active subcommittees. Links to committee descriptions are shown above. (A standing Committee on the Advisory Council was created to help in establishing the Advisory Council and is not active.)
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.
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?
Worlds End was a proposed site for the United Nations Headquarters in 1945 and a nuclear power plant in 1965. Now part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, it includes 251 acres of undisturbed grasslands and over 4 miles of footpaths.