FALMOUTH (July 17, 2019) – The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship
Authority is seeking public input from its ridership and members of its constituent communities as
part of a project to develop a new mission statement for the organization.
The Authority has developed a dedicated page (www.steamshipauthority.com/missionstatement) on
its website where those seeking to provide comment can read about the last mission statement, which
was developed in 1994 but never fully implemented, as well as answer some questions designed to
elicit feedback to guide the mission statement project team.
The Authority will also be directly soliciting feedback from elected officials and community
members in its five port communities – Barnstable, Dukes County, Falmouth, New Bedford and
Nantucket. Additionally, it is holding open houses to allow for in-person feedback to be delivered to
the project team. Those are scheduled as follows:
- NANTUCKET: July 18 from 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. in the Discovery Center at the Nantucket Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street, Nantucket.
- HYANNIS: July 18 from 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in the second-floor conference room of the SSA Hyannis Terminal, 69 South Street, Hyannis.
- MARTHA'S VINEYARD: July 24, 2019 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Tisbury EMS Building, 215 Spring Street, Vineyard Haven.
- FALMOUTH: July 30 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the first-floor conference room at the SSA Administration Building, 228 Palmer Avenue, Falmouth.
The deadline for submitting feedback is August 23, 2019. The mission statement project team
anticipates delivering drafts to the Port Council and Board at their September meetings.
Developing a mission statement was one of ten (10) recommendations contained in a comprehensive
review of the Authority’s operations conducted in 2018 by HMS Consulting, Rigor Analytics and
Glosten Associates. For more information on the Steamship Authority’s implementation of the HMS
Consulting recommendations, including more detailed implementation plans and a timetable for the
projects, visit www.steamshipauthority.com/HMSreport