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.
COVID-19 Case Status Map (created by Mass Emergency Management Agency)
Safe Practices for Food Shopping, Take Out Food and Gas Station Use (English)
Safe Practices for Food Shopping, Take Out Food and Gas Station Use (Português)
Public Notice: Drone Flight - 2/26/2021 - Sheriff's Meadow Preserve in Edgartown
HEADLINES - What's New
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
TIP Amendment #1 Summary:
The FFY 2021-2025 TIP Amendment 1 would allocate an additional $954,525.00 in Statewide monies to Federal Fiscal Year 2022 to cover the complete project cost for project #608142 Oak Bluffs - Construction of a Shared-Use Path from Lagoon Pond Drawbridge to the Eastville Avenue/County Road Intersection.
TIP Amendment #2 Summary:
The FFY 2021-2025 TIP Amendment 2 would allocate $3,238,250.00 to Federal Fiscal Year 2021 to cover the complete project cost for the purchase and replacement of one 30-foot, one 35-foot, two (2) 40-foot buses as well as electrification/power distribution at Church Street.
Transportation Improvement Program for FFY 2022-2026
Notice of Public Review and Comment Period: FFY 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):
The Marha's Vineyard Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has released the Draft FFY 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to a 21-day public review and comment period. The public is invited to review the TIP and provide comments by 5:00 p.m. on May 14, 2021. Copies are avilable for download here, and/or upon request. A public meeting of the Martha's Vineyard Joint Transportation Committee (JTC) is scheduled for May 20, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. on zoom to hear additional public comments and consider endorsement. For more information, please contact Michael Mauro, Transportation Program Manager, at (508) 693-3453 x 116 or [email protected].
An Act Creating a Next-Generation Roadmap for MA
Find out more about the ponds of Martha's Vineyard and how the Commission samples them on our new Island Ponds page. Explore some of the data we've collected over the years and find out more about what you can do to help your pond.
Development Project Review (DRIs)