Jeffrey Madison, Esq.
Jeffrey, born and raised on Martha's Vineyard, is a full-blooded member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe. He is currently the Town Administrator of Aquinnah and a Mashpee Wampanoag District Court Judge.
Starting in the 1970's he served as an Island selectman for 15 years, helped broker the historic 1983 Indian land claims settlement agreement between the Tribe and the Town, was instrumental in the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) gaining federal recognition in 1987, served as the Director of Economic Development for the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe for over 5 years, worked as an Attorney for Wynn & Wynn PC, and has worked as a real estate developer on Island.
Among becoming the first board chair of diversity for the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club since its inception in 1937 and the first Wampanoag Board member; Jeffrey is also believed to be one of the very first Native American Board Chairs of a Traditional Club in Boys & Girls Club of America history! He also served on the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club Committee in the 1980's, contributing on the land acquisition and building design. His daughters photo was on the very first campaign brochure for this Club!
Jeffrey's family has a long history of leadership in Aquinnah. His father and grandfather were Wampanoag Medicine men and his family founded the Island's iconic Aquinnah shop. His grandchildren are members of the Martha's Vineyard Boys & Girls Club and enjoy participating in our All-Star Basketball Program.