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Organizational Structure

The MBSC is established by Charter, governing the working of the MBSC and is comprised of 2 Regional Safety Committees and any associated Sub-Committees with oversight by a Managing Board, all working to achieve goals as established in a Strategic Plan. 

A detailed description of the relationships between these groups and documents is provided below along with an organizational chart in Diagram 1.   

Managing Board

Serving in the manner of a board of directors, the members of the Managing Board oversee the organization of the MBSC, coordinate the Regional Safety Committee agendas, and maintain the strategic plan based on actions and input of the Regional Safety Committees. The board is comprised of  members representing a broad spectrum of each of the Regional Safety Committees, one of which is elected as chairman. The board generally meets at least quarterly.

Regional Safety Committees

MBSC consists of 2 distinct regions each with both overlapping and unique interests, issues, and solutions. Each region holds separate Regional Safety Committee meetings and has a separate membership and chairman but all share the same charter, organizational framework and strategic plan. The 2 MBSC regions include; 

  • North Shore –covering the coastal port areas in the cities of Salisbury, Amesbury, Newburyport, Newbury, Ipswich, Essex, Rockport, Gloucester, Manchester By The Sea, Beverly, Salem, Marblehead, Danvers, Swampscott, Lynn, and Nahant.  In addition this region covers port areas along the Merrimack River

  • Central & South Shore –covering the Port of Boston including the port areas in the cities of Boston, Winthrop, Chelsea, Revere, Everett, Cambridge, Chelsea, Hull, Quincy, Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Cohasset, Scituate, Marshfield, Duxbury, and Plymouth


Both the Managing Board and Regional Safety Committee have the ability to establish sub-committees as needed to address specific issues that may not need the attendance of the full Regional Safety Committee. Sub-committees may be continuous committees which work on specific long range strategic goals. Sub committees are made up of regional members with interest and expertise in the issues the sub-committee is tasked to address. Sub-committees are encouraged to establish mission or scope-of-work statements to serve as a guide post for progress and success.

Charter & Strategic Plan 

NCM HSC has established this Charter to outline the Committee's missions and how it is organized to achieve this mission. The charter documents the roles and responsibilities within the committee, overall structure, and meeting format. The Charter is expected to remain static however the Managing Board may amend the charter as needed. 

The Committee’s goals, objectives, and targets are further defined in the Committee’s Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan a foundation of direction for the MBSC. The Strategic Plan is focused on the entire Committee however individual strategic goals within the Strategic Plan may be specific for a particular region. The Strategic Plan should be reviewed at each Managing Board meeting and updated/reviewed at least annually and in advance of each Regional Safety Committee meeting.