DCR Stewardship Council

The DCR Stewardship Council is a thirteen member citizen advisory council appointed by the Governor.

Established by the Massachusetts legislature in 2003, the Stewardship Council is an independent body consisting of 13 members appointed by the Governor that assists and oversees DCR. The Council meets monthly to discuss issues pertaining to state parks, to hear presentations from DCR staff and outside partner organizations, and to receive public comments. The Council also has three committees that meet regularly to discuss finance, policy, and stakeholders. Learn how to become a guest presenter at an upcoming meeting.

The Stewardship Council stands in the Senate Reading Room at the Massachusetts State House with DCR Commissioner Brian Arrigo.
The DCR Stewardship Council held its December 14, 2023 meeting at the Massachusetts State House. Back row from left to right: Dicken Crane, Kevin O'Shea, Jeff Collins, Commissioner Brian Arrigo, Jack Buckley Front row from left to right: Jennifer Wilson, Ted Dooley, Dennis Smith, Melissa Harper, Vivian Ortiz, Susan Smiley Not pictured: Ann Canedy, Phil Doherty

Members

Jack Buckley
Chair
Middlesex County

Melissa Harper
Vice Chair
Plymouth County

Ann Canedy
Secretary
Barnstable County

Jeffrey Collins
Environmental Seat
Dicken Crane
Berkshire County

Phil Doherty
Norfolk County

Ted Dooley
Essex County

Kevin O'Shea
Boston

Vivian Ortiz
Suffolk County

Susan Smiley
Worcester County
Dennis Smith
Plymouth County
Jennifer N.S. Wilson
Middlesex County
Vacant
Environmental Seat
   

Upcoming Meetings

Date Time Location More Information
2/26/24 6:00pm Zoom Stakeholders Committee Listening Session
3/8/24 8:00am Zoom Stakeholders Committee Meeting
3/14/24 9:00am Zoom Monthly Meeting
4/11/24 9:00am Zoom Monthly Meeting
5/9/24 9:00am TBD Monthly Meeting
6/13/24 9:00am Zoom Monthly Meeting
7/11/24 9:00am Zoom Monthly Meeting
9/12/24 9:00am TBD Monthly Meeting
10/10/24 9:00am Zoom Monthly Meeting
11/14/24 9:00am Zoom Monthly Meeting
12/12/24 9:00am TBD Monthly Meeting

 

Recent Meetings

Contact   for DCR Stewardship Council

Address

Department of Conservation & Recreation
State Transportation Building, 10 Park Plaza | Suite 6620 , Boston, MA 02116

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