Boards and Commissions

Below are links to various Town Committees, Commissions, and Boards, including their members, terms and a brief description of their charge.

 If you are interested in serving on a board or commission, please fill out the Public Service Application (Attached below) and submit to the Town Clerk's Office. 

The following Boards, Commission and Boards have vacancies:

    ARTS COUNCIL:  to promote and encourage programs for the development of public awareness and interest in various art forms; such as fine and performing arts, the appreciation of the colonial past, and the heritage of various ethnic groups.  This Council meets the second Wednesday of each month.  The appointment is for eight (5) members to March 1, 2017 and Two (2) vacancies to fill an unexpired terms to March 1, 2016.

    AUDIT COMMITTEE:  the purpose of this committee shall be to oversee the work of the Independent Auditors and assist the Town Council and School Committee in their oversight of (i) the integrity of the Town’s financial statements and the Town’s system of internal controls and compliance with the Town’s Code of Ethics and Whistleblower Policy, (ii) the Town’s compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, and (iii) the independent auditor’s qualifications and independence.  Members of the committee shall be versed in reading and understanding financial statements and/or general business knowledge.  No member appointed to the Audit Committee shall sit on any other body or committee of the town or school unless the Town Council affirmatively determines that such services will not impair such member’s effectiveness.  The appointment is for three (3) members:  one (1) member with an accounting background to March 1, 2019, and Two (2) At-Large members to fill an unexpired term to March 1, 2019.

    HARBOR MANAGEMENT COMMISSION:  to recommend to the Town Council the adoption of rules, regulations, fees, penalties and other amendments to the Harbor Management Plan and its subsequent ordinances which may be necessary to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Harbor Management Plan; to recommend additional duties for the Harbor Division; to review and revise as necessary the Harbor Management Plan.  The appointment is for one Citizen At-Large Representative to March 1, 2017, one (1) Water Front Property Owner to March 1, 2017 and, one (1) Public Access Representative to March 1, 2017.

   INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE:  the purpose of this committee shall be to assist in establishing standards and guidelines and implementation of Information Technology initiatives, trends, IT related projects, services and methods of communication with the public.  The ITAC will advise the Town Council on these initiatives and submit quarterly progress reports to the Town Council.  Members of the committee shall possess a working knowledge in an Information Technology field.  The Committee is comprised of three (3) Expert Members and (2) At-Large Members who use Information Technology for their professional or personal use.  The initial appointments are for two (2) Expert Members to March 1, 2018 and one (1) At-Large Member to March 1, 2018, one (1) Expert Member to March 1, 2017 and one (1) At-Large Member to March 1, 2017.

   JUVENILE HEARING BOARD:  this board is duly charged with promoting the health, safety and general welfare of our community by way of effectively dealing with referrals from the North Kingstown Police Department’s Youth Services Bureau.  These referrals will concern persons under eighteen years of age who have committed criminal or other offenses within the Town limits.  The appointment is for two members one (1) Auxiliary member and one (1) At-Large member to December 1, 2017.

    PERSONNEL BOARD:  to hear appeals from the disciplinary action ordered by the appointing authority.  The Board meets at the call of the chair.  The appointment is for one (1) member to March 1, 2018.

    TREE WARDEN:  to have the care and control of all trees and shrubs within the limits of any public road or grounds and within the limits of the Town except those roads under the control of the Rhode Department of Transportation and those in public parks and grounds under the control of the Department of Environmental Management.  The person appointed must be or within six (6) months of assuming office, become "an arborist", licensed under Chapter 19 of the Rhode Island General Laws.  The appointment is for one (1) year to March 1, 2016.

   VETERANS DAY & MEMORIAL DAY PARADES COMMITTEE:  to promote, direct and supervise the annual North Kingstown Parades.  The Committee meets at the call of the chair.  The appointment is for seven (7) members to March 1, 2018.

    WICKFORD PLAN COMMITTEE:  assisting with implementation of the Wickford Village Plan and participating in discussion of Wickford Village activities as warranted.  The Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  The appointment is for Two (2) members to December 1, 2016.

Boards, Commission and Committee's Handbook - adopted by the Town Council January 2008. (Attached below)