According to the bylaws of the TNCA, every family that owns property
in the Greater Tom Nevers Area is automatically a member of the
association, regardless of whether they pay annual dues or not.
Currently, there are nearly 600 TNCA members and all communications from
the association are sent to all members. Those who wish to directly
support the association's many efforts on their behalf pay dues (just
$15 per year) and become Voting Members. Most TNCA Members are Voting
Members, and as such, enjoy the extra benefits detailed below.
Benefits of Membership
All Classes of Membership
- You're part of an organization recognized by the Nantucket Civic
League and the Island's town and county administrative bodies as the
official representative and spokesperson for the property-owners and
residents of the Greater Tom Nevers Area.
- You're part of an organization dedicated to the ongoing promotion,
protection, and preservation of the residential character of the Greater
Tom Nevers Area and to the promotion of agreed-upon
betterments and improvements affecting the welfare of property owners
and residents of the Greater Tom Nevers Area (e.g., reduced
speeding, reduced airport noise, adequate fire protection, zoning
- You're kept alerted to all the important issues and developments
that may impact the value of your property and/or quality of life via
our TNCA Newsletters and via e-mail.
- Based on our ongoing member surveys, your voice is
directly represented in the lobbying efforts of the TNCA at the town/county
administrative level. (Off-Island residents normally have little to no
voice in town/county affairs!)
- You automatically become a member of the Nantucket Civic League,
giving you even more clout. (See information on the Nantucket Civic
- You're eligible to attend and participate in our August Annual
Meeting, voting on key issues and expressing your personal point of
view. (If you can't attend, you can vote by proxy.)
- You're invited to our gala Voting Members Cocktail Party in July to
meet with all your neighbors in a relaxed environment and to welcome new
members to our group. (All costs are covered by your dues.)
- You directly fund such key TNCA efforts as developing and
implementing our Area Plan, fighting tax and zoning proposals that
negatively impact our area, keeping our local roads and beaches clean,
crowd control at Tom Nevers Field events like the County Fair, etc.
Annual Dues & What They Cover
Basic Membership – No charge
Voting Membership – $15 per family (tax
deductible as allowed by law*)
*The TNCA is a non-profit organization under IRS Code 501(c)(4).
Automatic Membership in the Nantucket Civic League
When you became a TNCA Voting Member, you automatically became a
member of the Nantucket Civic League. Founded in 1903, the Civic League is an influential non-profit community-based organization
that represents all 22 of Nantucket's neighborhood associations.
The prime benefits of NCL membership? Strength in numbers and better
information. For example, one neighborhood association might consider
airplane noise to be their critical concern, another speeding. Through
the Civic League, each neighborhood learns how others are dealing with
that same concern. And in turn, the Civic League becomes the advocate at
the Island-wide level for remedies to those concerns that will benefit
all Island neighborhoods. Amplified music, mosquitoes, commercial
operations impacting a residential area, salinity of drinking water,
opening of our ponds, failed septic systems, and the threat of a 40-B
development are all examples. From experience, members of the Civic
League know that one neighborhood's problem today might be another
neighborhood's problem tomorrow.
When the Civic League speaks, it does so for all 22 neighborhood
associations, for nearly 1,600 families. And the whole community
listens. Why? Because the Civic League has earned a reputation for doing
its homework, for speaking out only after becoming informed and because
the Civic League advocates not just for one narrow interest, but for the
interests of the community-at-large.
And in the process, members of the Civic League become better
informed about issues at both the local and Island-wide level. It gives
them a year-round presence—and voice—on key issues. And most
importantly, it enables Nantucket citizens to cast informed votes, both
at the Annual Town Meeting and at the ballot box—through community
forums and through the widely-watched "Meet the Candidates" and "Meet
the Articles" Nights. These are becoming increasingly important as the
Island's issues grow more and more complex and the solutions become more
and more costly. Informed voters casting informed votes benefit the
entire community—both year-round residents as well as seasonal
As a TNCA Voting Member, you become eligible to participate in all
Nantucket Civic League activities and have 5 of your members appointed
as delegates to the NCL's Board.
To learn more about the Nantucket Civic League, visit their website
How to Become a TNCA Member
Click here for a
Form. Complete and mail it to:
Tom Nevers Civic Association
PO Box 2926
Nantucket, MA 02584
You can also contact us via email:
Please include your name(s) as you wish to be listed, your Island
property location, mailing address and phone number, your off-Island
mailing address and phone number, your email address, which location
you'd prefer that we use for your Newsletters and other mailings.
Keeping Your TNCA Membership Up-To-Date
Also, be sure to alert us if you change your email or postal
addresses, your phone numbers or any other contact information. Let us
know ASAP so that we can keep your TNCA Newsletters and other mailings
coming to you uninterrupted.