Duxbury Beach Reservation, Inc.’s bylaws require that its governing body shall include representatives of environmental organizations and that a majority of the directors shall reside in Duxbury. Among the trustees are coastal geologists, engineers, conservationists, business professionals, lawyers, entrepreneurs, photographers, beach walkers, and all are enthusiastic beach goers.
Board of Directors
Sue Rourke, President
Joseph M. Grady, Jr., Vice-President
Teak Hewitt, Treasurer
Timothy McCrystal, Clerk
Clark J. Hinkley
Robert F. Hayes
Tammy A. Kirk
James F. O’Connell
W. Richmond Poole
Alan C. Vautrinot
Peter A. Alpert
Finance/Audit Committee coordinates the board’s financial oversight responsibilities by recommending policy to the board, interpreting policy for the staff, and monitoring implementation of any policies voted by the board. The committee shall be appointed by the DBR Board of Directors. Committee members will have a strong background in accounting, finance, nonprofit governance, or business.
Governance/Nominating Committee is responsible for enhancing the quality and future viability of the board of directors and for ensuring board effectiveness, maximum participation and performance. The committee shall be appointed by the DBR Board of Directors.
Development Committee leads DBR’s development efforts, including resource development and fundraising. The committee is the board of directors’ central source of information about the fundraising climate in general, and about the status of DBR’s fundraising activities in particular. The committee develops an annual fundraising strategy according to strategic objectives. Prior fundraising skills and experience or a desire to develop such are important qualifications for membership on this committee.
Coastal Landforms and Ecology Committee reviews and makes recommendations on actions or projects involving or affecting DBR property, including the barrier beach and adjacent salt marsh, and landward, Duxbury Harbor, paying particular attention to the barrier beach structure, vegetation, wildlife, manmade features, and recreational uses.
Facilities/Technology Committee provides counsel and assistance regarding matters of administration and operations such as operations and maintenance of DBR’s structures and facilities, including without limitation the Pavilion, the guard shack, the corporation’s business office, and the High Pines facility. In addition, the committee is responsible for technology needs, including updates on RFID, internet, solar, security, and generator needs.
Community Outreach Committee shall work with staff members to assist with public relations and community education regarding current issues impacting DBR. The committee's responsibilities include working to develop messaging and materials and implementing community outreach, including events, programs, and digital communications.