The Commission is funded by assessments to the seven towns of Dukes County and grants from organizations such as the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, and other public agencies and private foundations. The MVC can also accept private donations.
Audited Financial Statements: These describe the financial information for the previous fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). Here are the FY2017 Audited Financial Statements for the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.
Budget: The budget is prepared by the Executive Director and the Administrator, working with the Commission’s Finance Committee. It describes the anticipated revenues and spending for the current and upcoming year. It is prepared in November and December, a draft is given to the Commission in December, and it is adopted in January. Here is the FY2018 Budget for the period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, currently in effect. And here is the FY2019 Budget adopted in January 2018 for the next fiscal year.
According to Chapter 831, its enabling legislation, the Commission may accept gifts of land, buildings, interests in land, or any funds or monies from any source including grants, bequests, gifts, or contributions made by an individual, association, or corporation or by any municipal, county, state or federal government. Funding is needed to support planning efforts, public information, and legal costs. For further information about making a donation to support the work of the Commission, consult the Executive Director.
The By-Laws describe how the Commission operates.
The Commission often hires interns during the summer to help with specific studies. Although salaries are modest and accommodations are not provided, this can be a good opportunity to spend a summer on the Vineyard working on a worthwhile project. If you are interested, please contact the Commission in the spring, or check back here to see a listing of available internships.