September 2022 Newsletter
New Job Application Process
HR Department is now using the NeoGov Insight and Onboard. The NeoGov Insight is the applicant tracking solution for the public sector, while the NeoGov Onboard is a self-service portal that streamlines new hire paperwork, processes, and training.

Please note that we changed the application process. You can still find the list of open positions on Town's website. However, once you click on the 'Apply Now' link, you will be redirected to, where you can apply for the job.

For additional information about the application process, visit our page Conditions of Employment & Applications Process.

Special Enrollment - Colonial Life

The on-site visits are scheduled to take place this week. For more information, click here.
Fall 2022 Steps Challenge Starts Soon!

Get ready for a Little Healthy Competition!
Registration: September 5, 2022 - September 18, 2022

Challenge: September 12, 2022 - October 24, 2022

The ahealthyme Steps Challenge is an engaging program that guides you toward better health and well-being. You and your co-workers can log as many steps as possible during the challenge period and encourage each other along the way.

Steps can be logged daily by signing into the ahealthyme website and entering data in the Steps Log, or by syncing your FitBit.

The three employees with the most steps will win a prize:
$50 gift card!

Click here for the Participant Guide!

Housing Nantucket 

Nantucket Affordable rental housing opportunity for year-round households of low and moderate-income.

Available October 15, 2022

Three bedroom, 2.5 bath home soon to be completed through the House-Recycling Program. Amenities include a washer/dryer, rooftop solar panels, a large yard, and a full basement. Rent is $2,350 per month, utilities included. Tenants will be selected by lottery.

Completed applications must be returned to Housing Nantucket prior to 4 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.

This is an Equal Housing Opportunity.  

This permanently affordable rental home was created with Community Preservation Act funds, and a partnership with the Town of Nantucket, the Affordable Housing Trust, ReMain Nantucket, the Community Foundation for Nantucket, and the Nantucket Cottage Hospital Community Health Initiative.

For more information see the flyer in English and Spanish.
COVID-19 vaccine
Just a reminder, staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations is the most effective way to lower the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, even against emerging variants. While vaccine protection decreases over time, boosters restimulate the immune system and increase vaccine efficacy again.

Sites offering COVID vaccines on the island:

We hope you enjoyed the Labor Day weekend!
Nantucket Public Schools is hiring! Please send your application to or leave a resume. cover letter and additional credentials at the Central Office (32 First Way). For more information, visit

August 2022

Ronnie Grangrade started on August 1st as a Maintenance Technician at the DPW. Welcome, Ronnie, and good luck!
Finance Department
Melissa Perry
Melissa Perry (known as Missy to most) transferred from Accounting Clerk to Assistant Tax Collector position! Missy is a Nantucket native. She attended Elementary, Junior High, and High School in Nantucket. After graduating from Nantucket High School, Missy attended Cape Cod Community College and Mount Ida College. She has a degree in Business Management and Fashion Merchandising. Missy has worked for the Town, in the Tax Department, for the past 3 ½ years. She also coaches Cheerleading for Nantucket High School. 

Before coming to work in the Tax Department, Missy was a Manager at Nantucket Bank and she also worked at Cottage & Castle.
Missy also has spent many years judging the Christmas trees for the Chamber of Commerce at Christmas Stroll and the Tailgate Picnics for Daffodil Day. Her favorite city she has spent time in is Washington D.C.
Missy enjoys bike riding, walking, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and football. She has 3 siblings, all who live in Nantucket, and many nieces and nephews.

Congratulation on your new role, Missy!
John Hedden
John Hedden transferred from Public Health Inspector to Chief Environmental Health Officer. Nantucket has been John's home ever since he was 5 years old. He grew up enjoying the beaches, bike paths, natural beauty, downtown, and the people.

John looks forward to his new role with the Town and we wish him the best of luck!
Gale Bennett
Gale Bennett worked as an intern at PLUS this August. She just graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology. Gale studied information systems. She is from Wellesley, Massachusetts. Her hobbies are singing, drawing, and photography.
Town Trivia
When is the deadline to purchase the battery-powered lawn equipment and get rebates?
October 1, 2022
November 15, 2022
December 31, 2022
January 15, 2023

August Trivia! The Town of Nantucket hired 147 seasonal employees as of August 1st, 2022!
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