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 six elected members (three seasonal and three year-round residents), and a representative from each of the four tax districts, Island organizations, and non-profits. ICB serves in a coordinating role, keeping the island stakeholders apprised of what is happening in the community and hosts island-wide strategic discussions.

Willard Soper, President; Zach Hoch, Administrator/Secretary; Year-round representatives: Meg Atkin, Nate Malinowski, and Candace Whitman; Seasonal representatives: Dicky Riegel, Willard Soper, and George de Menil; Christian Arsenault, FI School District; Geb Cook, FI Ferry District; David Burnham, Waste Management District; Fire District, TBA; Marc Rubenstein, Island Health Project (IHP); Matt Edwards, Walsh Park; John McGillian, FIDCO; Jim Baker, FI Utility Co.; Elizabeth McCance, Ferguson Museum; Tom Sargent, FI Conservancy; Jeanie Cook, Community Center (FICC); Margaret Benkard, Island Peoples Project (IPP); Mere Doyen, Fishers Liaison to Southold; Louisa Evans, Town Rep – Ex Officio.

To contact the Board directly, please send mail to Box 371, Fishers Island, NY 06390 or email

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 Annual Appeal

Please consider making a voluntary annual contribution of $10 for individuals or $25 for families to assist in covering ICB’s annual operations costs. Additional contributions of any amount are most welcome! ($35 is suggested for businesses.) Because ICB is a 501(c)(4) civic association, dues and contributions are not tax-deductible. You may send checks to ICB at PO Box 464, Fishers Island, NY 06390 and we have provided an online payment option here.

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ICB Annual Meeting October 6, 2018

A special message on COVID-19 to the Fishers Island Community from IHP & ICB #11

June 26, 2020 Thank you for embracing the Summer 2020 Fishers Island Summer Strategy and Protocols.  We are glad to report that enrollment is up, testing is being done as requested and results are rapidly being received in MyChart, symptom checking, and contact tracing is working and allowing us to monitor the right people, and we are minimizing infection on …

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A special message on COVID-19 to the Fishers Island Community from IHP & ICB #10

June 9, 2020 Dear fellow Fishers Islanders, Today the Island Health Project (IHP) and Island Community Board (ICB) are publishing a suite of materials related to our “Fishers Island 2020 Summer Strategy and Protocols” on This follows presentations on May 23 and June 2 of earlier drafts for public comment at ICB town hall meetings held by Zoom. We’ve …

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ICB Special Meeting 9JUN20 re: COVID_19

150+ community members attended this Zoom meeting Start watching at 0:11 9JUN20 ICB Special Meeting re: COVID-19 with speakers from the IHP, ICB, and community members’ questions submitted. The goal is to keep the community updated on the COVID-19 situation as it relates to the Island. ICB President Willard Soper reviewed the IHP documents posted to including the IHP’s …

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