Summer Residents Advisory Committee

SUBMITTING ELECTRONIC CORRESPONDENCE
Please submit correspondence to the Staff Liaison. Please note that all such electronic correspondence is considered a public record. Correspondence containing requests for public records will be responded to by the Staff Liaison in compliance MGL Ch. 66, §10 within 10 days of receipt. All other correspondence and materials submitted will be forwarded by the Staff Liaison to the Board/Committee Chair, with a copy to Members/Commissioners and person sending request/comment, for potential scheduling of discussion on an upcoming public meeting agenda.

HISTORY & MISSION:

This is the official web page of the summer residents who are property owners and taxpayers but not voters in the town of Chatham, Massachusetts. Chatham has a long history with summer residents, who in large numbers become permanent, voting members of the community. For sixty years summer residents have held an annual summer meeting to discuss matters of mutual concern and have their questions answered by town officers. In 1996, the town established the Non-Voting Taxpayers Advisory Committee (NVTAC), since renamed the Summer Residents Advisory Committee (SRAC), whose members, appointed to three-year terms, work to:

  • Give summer residents a voice
  • Give Selectmen the benefit of information and views
  • Give fresh outlooks to the town
  • Take a position and make a case for or against town matters.

Board Members

Name Title
Michael S. Waters Chair (2018), Hometown: New York, NY
Colette B. Trailor Vice-Chair (2017), Hometown: Miami, FL
Katherine Malfa Treasurer (2019), Hometown: Boston, MA
Christina Mead Secretary (2019), Hometown: Washington, DC
Phil Richardson Member (2017), Hometown: Tiburon, CA
Kay Flynn Member (2018), Hometown: Boston, MA
Peter Tarrant Member (2018), Hometown: Westport, CT
Jamie Meehan Member (2017), Hometown: Parkland, FL
Jill Nickerson MacDonald Member (2018), Hometown: Palm City, FL
Joel Rottner Member (2017), Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Jeffrey Dykens BOS Liaison