Appointees Announced For Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commission

KA_Bourne_Mayflower_II_Cape Canal_return_47_060616PLYMOUTH – Governor Charlie Baker and top state officials have made their picks for the Plymouth 400th Anniversary Commission.

The 35 member commission is charged with spearheading local and state commemorations of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ landing.

“Our Commonwealth’s rich history was instrumental in shaping our nation’s founding and future as a place for exploration, self-governance, religious freedom and innovation,” said Baker. “The talented members of this commission will ensure a fitting commemoration for all to appreciate the challenges and achievements of the Wampanoag and English in those early days, from their voyage across the Atlantic, to the signing of the Mayflower Compact and their settling of Plymouth Colony which defined America’s earliest beginnings.”

Some of the local appointees include Plymouth-Barnstable State Senator Vinny deMacedo, Provincetown State Rep. Sarah Peake, Provincetown selectman Cheryl Andrews, and Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Tobias Vanderhoop.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Chairman Cedric Cromwell will serve as an honorary chairman.

“I look forward to working with my fellow members as we find ways to promote the Commonwealth and the Plymouth community in order to have a truly memorable commemoration of the 400th anniversary of our great nation’s founding Plymouth,” said deMacedo, a Plymouth resident.

“I am honored to be named to this Commission and look forward to working with all of the Commissioners to ensure that Provincetown is well represented and that we have a successful event,” Peake said.

There were 26 gubernatorial appointees, with the rest chosen by other state officials. Peake was appointed by House Speaker Robert DeLeo and deMacedo was appointed by Senate President Stanley Rosenberg.

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