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.
Staff is working remotely. Staff contact information can be found here, or call Lucy Morrison (508) 693-3453 x110 or (774) 563-5279.
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.
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
Older Adult Survey Results available here
Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard (HAMV) received survey responses from nearly 2500 respondents comprising the older adult community across the island. The survey was released in 2020 and generated significant interest across all six towns. The project aims in large part to help Island towns and organizations document their annual spending, and to generate wider conversations and planning surrounding the topic of healthy aging. A short summary of results can be found, here. The findings from all 68 questions are available, as well. For specific questions, please contact HAMV Executive Director, Cindra Trish: [email protected] or MVC Special Projects Planner, Dan Doyle: [email protected]
Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) FY 2022
UPWP & Notice of Public Comment Period
In accordance with the public participation process developed by the Martha's Vineyard Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Martha's Vineyard Joint Transportation Committee (JTC), the draft FFY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program is available for public review and comment. This notice will initiate a 21-day review and comment period. The public comment period will end at 5:00 pm on Monday, June 14, 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, copies of the document are available for download and review on our website here. Paper copies can be made available upon request. Please contact Michael Mauro for further information at [email protected] or (508) 693-3453 x 116.
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)