The Martha’s Vineyard Museum announces the appointment of Daniel Waters as its new development director effective immediately.

Mr. Waters is a long-time resident of West Tisbury and earned his bachelor’s degree in English at Wesleyan University. He was instrumental in the formation of the Martha’s Vineyard Cultural Council, garnering a 2005 Leadership Circle Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He became a trustee for the West Tisbury Public Library, cowriting a $2.98 million grant for construction of the new library.

The museum, located Edgartown, is open year round and works to preserve the history and culture of the Island and its environment.