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: