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 one (1) member to fill an unexpired term to March 1, 2016.
CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION: to convene at the request of the Town Council to consider and make recommendations concerning any issue or issues relating to the Charter or provisions thereof. The Commission meets at the call of the Chair. The appointment is for seven (7) members to December 31, 2016.
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.
Appointed members will be required to successfully complete a sixty hour training course, undergo a criminal history background check and abide by a confidentiality agreement which protects the privacy of the referred juveniles. Board hearings will be held two or three times each month.
The appointment is for one (1) professional medical or mental health representative, one (1) at-large representative and one (1) auxiliary member to December 1, 2017.
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)