Commission on Disability

The Nantucket Commission on Disability provides guidance, assistance, and advocacy to support the needs and interests of all people with disabilities, living on or visiting the Island. Given Nantucket's designation as a National Historic Landmark, a significant aspect of the Commission's work involves serving as a dedicated and robust voice for the disabled community in navigating the balance between historical preservation and the mission that we strive to achieve, which is "Access for All."  

The Commission meets remotely via Zoom a minimum of 6 times per year. The date and time are posted on the Town’s Website Calendar and at the Town Building, 16 Broad Street.

REQUIRED MEMBERSHIP: The Commission shall consist of five to nine members appointed by the Town Manager. The majority of members shall consist of people with disabilities. One such member may be a member of the immediate family of a person with a disability. One member shall be either an elected or an appointed official of the town.


The purpose of the commission is to coordinate programs with the Massachusetts Office on Disability in order to bring about full and equal participation in all aspects of life in the Town of Nantucket for people with disabilities.

The commission’s responsibilities are as follows:

  • research local problems of people with disabilities
  • help coordinate activities with other local groups who share similar interests in helping the disabled population;
  • review and make recommendations about policies, procedures, services and activities of departments and agencies of the Town of Nantucket as they affect people with disabilities;
  • work in cooperation with the departments and agencies of the Town of Nantucket to bring about maximum participation of people with disabilities;
  • initiate, monitor, and promote legislation at the town, state, and federal level, which advances the equal status of people with disabilities, and ensure that appropriate regulations are adopted and enforced pursuant to such legislation;
  • encourage public awareness of disability issues;
  • provide information, referral, guidance and advice to individuals, businesses, organizations and public agencies in all matters pertaining to disability;
  • take such action, as the commission considers appropriate to ensure the equal status of persons with disabilities;
  • issue parking permits to disabled residents.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Mickey Rowland, Chair
Term Expires: 2023

Jeanette Topham, Vice Chair
Term Expires: 2023

Term Expires: 2021

Maribeth Maloney
Term Expires: 2024

August Chotkowski
Term Expires: 2025

Anthony Fox
Term Expires: 2025

Georgia Ann Snell
Term Expires: 2023

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