Southold Neighborhood Aide
In response to the need for improved communications with Fishers Island, NY (FINY), Southold Town has created a position for a liaison to help navigate the FINY/Southold obstacles. This position is the result of efforts by the Island Community Board (ICB). The ICB needed to have more administrative help and the town needed more information from the island about the unique challenges the island presents. The new liaison will help ICB in a coordinating role, keeping the island stakeholders apprised of what is happening in the community and hosting island-wide strategic discussions.
The new Neighborhood Aide for Southold Town will be Meredith Doyen. Meredith comes back to a familiar role, after having worked to help create the ICB (Island Community Board), formerly the Fishers Island Civic Association, in 2004 during her work with the Island Institute. She brings her experience with community planning from her Master’s degree, her work on FINY for 8 years and her non-profit management work to the job. Meredith hopes to talk to islanders about their concerns and help find solutions when possible. She will attend all public meetings of the taxing districts and other organizations as needed.
It is the goal of the Neighborhood Aide to be available to the community for questions and concerns. She will host office hours from a new office at the Island Community Center. The current plan is to be available on Tuesdays from 9:00am-4:00pm. Until a phone can be established at the Community Center, you can reach Meredith at 860-625-6654, this is a cell number, so please leave a message or feel free to text if need be. The email contact for the liaison is FINY.Southold@gmail.com
Meredith looks forward to getting acquainted and reacquainted with everyone who loves Fishers Island. Please feel free to reach out and visit with her. She will be working very closely with Town Board member Louisa Evans and the ICB to help move things forward for FINY.
Learn more about her, read her Meet the Community profile
What makes up the Town of Southold?
Fishers Island and the 9 hamlets of: