The Shelter Island Historical Society is vitally interested in the future of Shelter Island. We are supporting the Town’s effort to update its Comprehensive Plan and are encouraging our supporters, friends, and neighbors to become actively engaged in this process.

Below is an important message from the Town’s Comprehensive Plan Update Task Force on four important opportunities to actively participate in determining the future of Shelter Island. We encourage your participation in these events.


TAKE our Community Survey – What’s Important to Islanders – Feb. 22-March 12

Our on-line community survey will be launched on the Town website. Paper copies will also be available at the Library, Town Hall and several local businesses. We need your ideas and opinions about important challenges and opportunities that the Town must address to achieve its vision for the future.

REVIEW Shelter Island 2020 – A Profile of our Island – February 22

A profile of existing conditions affecting life on the Island will be published on the Town’s website. The Profile is the starting point for planning for our future. Hard copies will also be available for review at the Town Library. Please give us your comments.

JOIN Visioning Workshop #1 – Challenges and Imperatives – March 18, 6-8 pm

This virtual workshop will help us identify the Island’s strengths and weaknesses, and discuss opportunities and threats posed by ongoing local, regional, and global change. What are the most important challenges and imperatives we face in meeting these threats and taking advantage of these opportunities?

JOIN Visioning Workshop #2 –Alternative futures for our Island – April 22, 6-8 pm

We will explore alternatives for the future. How will the Town change if current trends continue and we do nothing to change course? If this is not the direction we choose, what are the alternatives, and what can we do to change the future?

For further details, starting on February 22, go to the Town’s website

and click on the Comprehensive Plan Update “Blue Box”


Shelter Island Historical Society

PO BOX 847
Shelter Island, NY 11964



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