Island Community Board

The Fishers Island Community Board (ICB) was formed in 2005, following in the footsteps of years of work by the Fishers Island Civic Association. ICB is composed of representatives from each of the Tax Districts, six elected members (three seasonal and three year-round residents), and a representative from the Island Health Project, Walsh Park, FIDCO and the Utility Company. ICB serves in a coordinating role, keeping the island stakeholders apprised of what is happening in the community and hosts island-wide strategic discussions.

Tom O’Neil, President; Zach Hoch, Administrator; Year-round representatives: Meg Atkin, Nate Malinowski, and Candace Whitman; Seasonal representatives: Tom O’Neil, Dicky Riegel, and Willard Soper; Karen Goodwin, FI School District; Ace Ahrens, FI Ferry District; Tim Patterson, Waste Management District;  Marc Rubenstein, Island Health Project; Matt Edwards, Walsh Park; Mark Gaumond, FIDCO; Chris Finan, FI Utility Co.; Elizabeth McCance, Ferguson Museum; Tom Sargent, FI Conservancy; Louisa Evans, Town Rep – Ex Officio.

To contact the Board directly, please send mail to Box 464, Fishers Island, NY 06390 or email ficommunityboard@gmail.com.

ICB Community Membership:

In order to provide an effective civic forum, the ICB Directors are asking members of the Fishers Island Community to join our Community Member Registration drive. It is critical to the effectiveness of the ICB Directors that elections happen annually. This will ensure that everyone has an opportunity to vote and we can achieve a fair and balanced voice going forward. We have provided a seamless and free sign-up vehicle for both registering and counting everyone’s vote. If you have not yet registered as a member of the ICB community, please do so here:

ICB Member Registration | Member Login

ICB Membership Dues:

Please consider paying voluntary annual dues of $10 for individuals or $25 for businesses to assist in covering ICB’s annual costs. We welcome additional contributions of any amount! Because ICB is a 501(c)(4) civic association, dues and contributions are not tax-deductible. You may always send checks to ICB at PO Box 464, Fishers Island, NY 06390. We have also provided a PayPal account below should you prefer to make payment online.


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ICB NEWS:

FEMA Emergency Evacuation Drill

The drill included the Dominion Emergency Preparedness Offsite Training Program orchestrated by CT DEMHS State Emergency Management and Dominion Nuclear Connecticut/Millstone.

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ICB President Tom O’Neil’s Opening Remarks

ICB President Tom O’Neil’s Opening Remarks ICB Columbus Day Meeting, Oct. 10, 2015 Over the last year the ICB has been getting back to meeting on a regular monthly basis and discussing the many initiatives coming from our organizational members, along with the ongoing issues facing Fishers Island. During the summer we conducted our first election in several years and …

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FI School Board of Education Report to ICB October 2015

Fishers Island School Board of Education Report to the Island Community Board October 2015 Celebrations We have 70 students and continue to see more interest in our school from many communities in southeastern CT. In fact, one fairly large local public middle school invited us to present to grade 8 students and parents due to “a growing interest in Fishers …

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FishersIsland.net Commended for Community-Building Efforts

by Liz Burnham At the Island Community Board meeting on October 10, 2015 ICB president Tom O’Neil took the podium to thank FishersIsland.net and the Fog Horn, and Jane Ahrens as their editor, for providing a place for our islanders, island businesses, non-profits, and tax districts to celebrate their successes and share their messages. Tom noted that “a centralized information …

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