His modern methods are both effective and environmentally sound.
This department run by County Manager maintains five miles of free public beach, striving to balance the interests of recreation, ecology, and maintenance. The department issues the popular over-sand permits that allow owners of four-wheel-drive vehicles to explore Norton Point Beach.
Parking tickets issued by the six Island towns and the County may be paid at the office of the Parking Clerk. The clerk's office is in the County Administration Building at Martha's Vineyard Airport.
The Registry of Deeds is one of Dukes County's oldest departments, dating to 1641. Register Dianne Powers, an elected official, records property transfers from all seven towns within the County. Her office is in the County Courthouse on Main Street in Edgartown.
Sheriff Michael A. McCormack is county-wide elected official and oversees now state owned operations under the Sheriff's Office. That includes the Jail & House of Corrections, Communications Center, Drug Information Bureau, Community Corrections and Civil Process. The Sheriff, an elected official, is the County's chief law enforcement officer.
Treasurer Noreen Mavro Flanders, who is elected, is resposible for all the money received and paid out by the County. The Treasurer supervises the Parking Clerk, and also serves as chair of the Dukes County Contributory Retirement System.
This office serves the veterans of all seven towns within the County. The agent helps veterans obtain all the benefits to which they are entitled. She also keeps records of living and deceased veterans, and conceives programs to honor vets and promote patriotism.
This department of Dukes County government helps residents obtain affordable, high-quality health care. The program primarily assists those with no health insurance, families with children, seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income residents.
Cape Light Compact saves money for residents of Dukes County and Cape Cod in two main ways: 1) It uses the combined buying power of
197,000 people to keep electric rates as low as possible; and 2) It operates energy-efficiency programs that can slash the individual's electric bill and reduce the price of new appliances.
Community Services is the largest human service provider in Dukes County. It serves 6,000 residents and visitors each year with five programs: Visiting Nurses, Women's Support Services, Early Childhood Programs, Island Counseling Center, and Island Community Resources.
Elder Services is a private, not-for-profit, community-based organization. Since our founding in 1972, we have been dedicated to promoting the welfare and enhancing the quality of life of elders, as well as helping them to maintain maximum independence and dignity. Our organization works with the community to identify and respond to the needs, problems, and concerns of elders and their families.
This agency's mission is to help develop affordable, quality, year-round housing for Dukes County residents, especially those with low and moderate incomes.
The Authority's modern buses carry 750,000 passengers a year throughout all six town of Martha's Vineyard. Many visitors purchase economical day passes that allow unlimited ridership.The Authority also operates a paratransit services known as "The Lift."
The vision of the Steamship Authority is to provide excellent customer services through a safe, convenient and efficient transportation system while responding to changing needs and market demands as well as community concerns within a work environment that promotes quality performance and recognition of our employees.