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)

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
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United States Coast Guard

  • CAPT Claudia Gelzer, appointment pending
  • CDR Brad Kelly - voting alternate, appointment pending

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

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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 Planning & Development Agency

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Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
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The Trustees of Reservations

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Boston Harbor Now

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Boston Harbor Islands Advisory Council

  • Maureen Cavanaugh
  • Elizabeth Solomon
  • Heather Deschenes - voting alternate
  • Rob Moir - voting alternate


Last updated: March 15, 2017

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