New Advisory Council

New Advisory Council

Advisory Council Shines Spotlight on Important Issues

Based on feedback from our 2021 Survey earlier this year, we have formed a Council of Advisors to work with the Board to engage in a coordinated research effort on two specific topics identified as critically important on the survey and by the Board: (1) affordable housing on BI; and (2) the protection and restoration of BI’s iconic viewsheds. Our plan is to meet with and share our collective findings with the Block Island community (including the Town Council, the Block Island Times, the Block Island Housing Board, the Block Island Economic Development Foundation Inc., The Nature Conservancy, the Block Island Conservancy, the Block Island Land Trust and Scenic Block Island) to underscore the importance of these issues and to facilitate progress in finding solutions to them.

If you are interested in joining our Council of Advisors to work on these issues or others that you believe BIRA should focus on in the future, please let us know by emailing Joe Loya at

Stronger together on Block Island.