• 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

The Boston Harbor Islands Partnership represents a range of federal, state, city, and nonprofit agencies. The Partnership coordinates the activities of the managers of the islands in the development and implementation of a management plan for their islands and the national park as a whole.

The Partnership was established as a federal operating committee by the park enabling legislation. Each year the Partnership elects a chairperson and vice-chairperson. Among their leadership duties are calling and presiding over meetings and appointing committees. Bylaws guide the Boston Harbor Islands Partnership.

» Boston Harbor Islands Partnership Charter (PDF)
» Boston Harbor Islands Partnership Bylaws (PDF)
» Partnership Organizational Model (PDF)
» Partnership Influences Chart (PDF)

Twelve members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, one member is appointed by the Commandant of Coast Guard. The member organizations are represented by voting partners and voting alternates.

 
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National Park Service
  • Mike Caldwell
  • Giles Parker, voting alternate, appointment pending
    www.nps.gov/boha
 
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United States Coast Guard

 
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Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

  • Jack Murray, appointment pending
  • Maeve Vallely Bartlett, appointment pending
  • Samantha Overton - voting alternate
  • Susan Kane - voting alternate
    www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/
 
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Massachusetts Port Authority

 
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Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

 
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City of Boston

 
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Boston Redevelopment Authority

 
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Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
 
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The Trustees of Reservations

 
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Boston Harbor Island Alliance

 
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Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council

  • Maureen Cavanaugh
  • Charles R. Norris
  • Elizabeth Solomon - voting alternate
  • Kelly Hurstak - voting alternate, appointment pending
    www.nps.gov/boha

 

Did You Know?

Thompson Island

Thompson Island in Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area was home to the first vocational school in America in 1833. The facility featured a farm, a wood shop and a print shop as well as America’s first organized school band. More...