Some meetings in Provincetown are in person, some are online, and some are both. Click on the meeting you want to attend on the calendar at provincetown-ma.gov for a link to an agenda and details.
Thursday, Aug. 25
- Board of Health, 4 p.m., Town Hall
- Public Pier Corp. Board, 5 p.m., Town Hall
- Planning Board, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Monday, Aug. 29
- Public Pier Corp. Board, 4 p.m., Town Hall
Tuesday, Aug. 30
- Conservation Commission, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Thursday, Sept. 1
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 6 p.m., Town Hall
Rewarding DEI Plans
The Visitor Services Board gives out about $200,000 in grants annually to organizations that promote tourism in Provincetown. For the next grant cycle, the VSB is looking to see that organizations support inclusion as part of a town-wide effort that began with a new Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) created at the 2021 town meeting. Earlier this year, the town hired Donna Walker as the first DEI director.
Applicants will be asked to “describe the organization’s leadership make-up in terms of diversity and how it is or is not being prioritized,” according to a presentation to the select board on Aug. 22 by Tourism Director Anthony Fuccillo. The applicants will also be asked to adhere to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidelines as well as the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The town is using Placer.ai to measure visitors’ ethnicities, Fuccillo said. In fiscal 2022, the data indicated that visitors to Provincetown were 82.2 percent white, 7.7 percent Hispanic, 5.3 percent Asian, and 4.7 percent African American. Placer.ai will continue to track the ethnicity of tourists to see if the town is able to encourage a more diverse crowd to visit.
Grant proposals will be accepted in the fall for events and advertising that take place during fiscal 2024 (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024). —K.C. Myers