Eight Towns and the Great Marsh

Eight Towns and the Great Marsh

The Eight Towns and the Great Marsh Committee (ETGM) is the Upper North Shore Local Governance Committee (LGC) for the Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program and works with the municipalities of Amesbury, Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Newbury, Newburyport, Rockport, Rowley and Salisbury. The ETGM was established in 1992 as Eight Towns and the Bay to promote local and regional coastal water quality initiatives, and is comprised of citizens appointed by the chief elected officials in each of the nine member communities.

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