MVC Staff

The Commission has a professional staff of ten, including planners with expertize in a wide variety of areas of fields including water resources, coastal management, transportation, economic development, affordable housing, and GIS, as well as an executive director, an administrator, and an administrative assistant.

Adam Turner - Executive Director

turner [at] mvcommission.org
508-693-3453 x111

Adam Turner

508-338-7321
 

Adam is responsible for the overall management of the agency including the planning and regulatory activities, staff, finances, as well as relations with public entities, the media and the public.

Adam joined the MVC in August 2015. He was previously Town Planner in Colchester, Connecticut, where he worked on land use regulations and zoning, among other initiatives. Earlier in his thirty-year professional career, he handled coastal management issues in island environments, such as the Florida Keys and Northern Marianas.

Sheri Caseau - Water Resources Planner

caseau [at] mvcommission.org
508-693-3453 x117

Sheri Caseau - Water Resources Planner

508-338-7319

Sheri is responsible for the MVC's efforts dealing with water quality. A major thrust is dealing with the challenge of limiting excessive nitrogen -- from wastewater, agriculture, stormwater, fertilizer, and other sources -- that is threatening the Vineyard's coastal ponds. This includes coordinating an extensive program of water quality testing, and working with the Massachusetts Estuaries Program and the Department of Environmental Protection to find the most cost-effective ways to bring nitrogen loading down to acceptable levels.

 

Dan Doyle - Regional Planner

doyle [at] mvcommission.org

508-693-3453 x 121

508-338-7316

Dan works on projects ranging from infrastructure planning and coastal resilience to site plan review and traffic studies.  Prior to joining the MVC, he worked for four years at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery, where he helped coordinate Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts across several city agencies.  Dan received his LEED Accreditation in 2008, the same year he earned his graduate degree in Urban Planning from the NYU Wagner School of Public Service.  He graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in Urban Studies in 2002.

 

Christine Flynn - Economic Development & Affordable Housing Planner

flynn [at] mvcommission.org

Christine E. Flynn - Economic Development & Affordable Housing Planner

508-693-3453 x113
508-338-7314

Christine handles planning efforts relating to economic planning, affordable housing, and non-geographic data. She coordinates the Joint Affordable Housing Group and a variety of efforts related to affordable housing issues. She helps inform towns and other entities about grant opportunities and state programs and assists towns in participating in various state affordable housing programs. She coordinates MVC collaboration with other Island organizations such as the DCRHA and the Chamber of Commerce. She is also responsible for collection and analysis of demographic and economic data, and distribution of those materials.

Christine joined the MVC staff in February 1999. She has BA in Geography and Regional Planning and a BS in Political Science from Westfield State College.

 

Paul Foley - DRI Coordinator

foley [at] mvcommission.org
508-693-3453 x118
508-338-7312

Paul H. Foley - DRI Analyst/Planner

As Coordinator of Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs), Paul works with applicants to ensure that their proposals respect MVC DRI policies, analyzes proposals in cooperation with other staff members, helps draft applicant offers, and drafts Commission decisions and conditions. He also coordinates meetings of the Commission’s Land Use Planning Committee.

Paul joined the MVC staff in March 2004. He brought land use planning experience as an Assistant City Planner for the City of New Bedford. While there, Paul was involved in master plan research and analysis, GIS mapping, and the design of a new city park. Paul served summer internships with the MVC and the Town of Edgartown, and spent several years in the travel and tourism industry. He has been a member of American Institute of Certified Planners since 2007. Paul has a B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and Masters Degrees in Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture from UMass.

 

Mike Mauro - Transportation Program Manager

mauro [at] mvcommission.org
508-693-3453 x116

508-338-7315

Mike began his planning career as a Transportation Planner with Old Colony Planning Council (OCPC) in Brockton. After spending four years at OCPC, he went to work as a Transportation Planner for Tetra Tech Rizzo where he worked on major projects like the redevelopment of the South Weymouth Naval Air Base. From 2009 to 2013, Mike acted as the Transportation Program Manager at the MVC where he was responsible for daily oversight and administration of the Transportation Department. He worked closely on infrastructure projects like the Roundabout, Lagoon Pond Drawbridge, and the realignment of State Road and Old County intersection. Mike returned to his previous role with the MVC in July 2017. He graduated from Bridgewater State College in May 2002, earning a degree in Geography with a concentration in Urban and Regional Planning. He is an active member of the American Planning Association.

 

Lucy Morrison - Administrative Assistant

morrison [at] mvcommission.org
 
Lucy Morrison
508-693-3453 x110
508-338-7313

Lucy is responsible for assisting the Executive Director, the MVC staff, and the Commissioners in a myriad of organizational and administrative tasks.

Lucy joined the MVC staff as the Administrative Assistant in March 2017. Prior, she worked for the Town of Edgartown in the Planning Board and Affordable Housing departments. A born and raised islander, she studied at Smith College and the University of Cincinnati with a focus on chemistry and environmental science. She now serves as a member of the Edgartown Planning Board and has a seat on the Dukes County Regional Housing Authority Board of Directors. 

 

Curtis Schroeder - Administrator and Chief Fiscal Officer

schroeder [at] mvcommission.org

Curtis Schroeder - Administrator

508-693-3453 x112
508-338-7317

As Administrator, Curt handles the fiscal, administrative, and human resource operations of the Commission. Curt is responsible for the oversight and management of the grant process with various governmental agencies.

Curt joined the MVC staff in July 2011. He brought over 25 years of entrepreneurial, financial and executive-level management experience to the MVC. Curt is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting degree from the University of Southern California.

Additionally, Curt serves as  the Treasurer for the Dukes County Pooled Other Post Employment Benefits ("OPEB") Trust.

 

Christine Seidel - GIS Coordinator

Christine L. Seidel - GIS Coordinator
seidel [at] mvcommission.org
508-693-3453 x120
508-338-7320

Chris works on MVC planning projects as well as fulfilling special requests from various town boards for GIS related support. She is responsible for all cartography, spatial analysis, and geographic data management at the MVC.

Chris came on board with MVC in September 2003. She came to the MVC with over five years of GIS experience in the areas of environmental and oceanographic science. Chris has an MA in Geography from the University of Connecticut and a BA in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Jo-Ann Taylor - Coastal Planner, DCPC Coordinator

taylor [at] mvcommission.org
508-693-3453 x119

Jo-Ann Taylor - Coastal Planner, DCPC Coordinator

508-338-7318

Jo-Ann manages all aspects of Districts of Critical Planning Concern activities; provides harbor planning and master planning assistance to towns, acts as project manager for environmental research activities including securing funds, coordinating projects, supervising interns; coordinates environmental review for MEPA and for some DEP licensing activities; and coordinates all-Island Conservation Commission sessions. She serves as the Vineyard’s representative on the Massachusetts Ocean Advisory Commission.

Jo-Ann joined MVC staff in June 1991, with professional experience including planning, oceanographic research (marine geophysics), small engineering projects, and government administration. She studied at Smith College and Boston University, and holds BA and MA degrees in Geology.

 

William G. Veno - Senior Planner

veno [at] mvcommission.org
508-693-3453 x115

William G. Veno - Senior Planner

 
508-338-7311
 

Bill's responsibilities include project management for comprehensive planning efforts, trail planning in conjunction with the Land Bank, energy initiatives, and overall assistance to the Executive Director on policy and operations.
Bill started with the MVC in February 1999. He has been Island resident since September 1997, after fourteen years (seven as department director) of Virginia planning experience in both rural and urban communities. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners since 1990. He has a Masters in Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University (1984) and a B.S. in resource development from Michigan State University (1980).

 

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