Martha's Vineyard Commission

The Martha's Vineyard Commission (MVC) is the regional planning agency for Martha’s Vineyard Island and the Elizabeth Islands (together, comprising the County of Dukes County).

The mission of the MVC is twofold: (1.) To assist our region’s 7 towns (Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Gosnold, Oak Bluffs, Tisbury, & West Tisbury) with planning expertise; and (2.) Protect and enhance the islands’ environment, economy, character, and social fabric.


The MVC Office is closed to the public. Staff are working remotely.  Staff contact information can be found here, or call (508) 693-3453 x110 and leave a message.

During this time, meetings with staff and other committee meetings will be held via Zoom.  Review this document for instructions on How to Join a Zoom Meeting.

MVC's Updated COVID-19 Policy Annoucement - April 3, 2020

Please see the MVC's COVID-19 Info Page for latest news and resources to assist residents and businesses.

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We're Hiring!

The MVC is accepting applications for a full-time Sustainability Planner.

A full job description can be found here. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Providing proactive leadership for climate-change related sustainability strategies and initiatives,
  • Acting as a public liaison for the MVC, and
  • Overseeing climate-related budgets and grants.

To apply, please email Lucy Morrison a cover letter and resume by April 17, 2020. (This date may be extended as needed.)

The MVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Office location:

Office location:

The Stone Building
33 New York Avenue
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Telephone: 508-693-3453
Fax: 508-693-7894

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Martha's Vineyard Commission
P.O. Box 1447
Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

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