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 and submit to the Town Clerk's Office.
Town Manager Search Citizen Panel
The North Kingstown Town Council is seeking residents who are interested in serving on the Town Manager Search Citizen Panel. The Citizen Panel is one part of a multi-tier process that will review, interview and recommend candidates for the position of Town Manager Position to the Town Council for further consideration and hire. Interested citizens must be registered voters and residents of the Town of North Kingstown. To ensure a timely and thorough examination, individuals selected for the Citizen Panel will be required to attend multiple meetings in January. Interested residents must submit a letter of interest to the Office of the Town Clerk, 80 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852 or email@example.com, by the close of business on Friday, November 20, 2015. Appointments will be made at the November 23rd Town Council Meeting.
Newly created Government Center Planning Working Group
The North Kingstown Town Council voted to form the Government Center Planning Working Group at their October 5, 2015 Town Council Meeting to explore appropriate locations and building requirements for a combined Town and School Administration Facility. The Committee will be comprised of Town and School Staff and Town Council and School Department Designees.
The Town Council is seeking individuals interested in serving on the Government Center Planning Working Group who must be residents and/or taxpayers of the Town. All interested individuals must submit a letter of interest and resume to the Town Clerk’s Office, 80 Boston Neck Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852.
Letters of interest and resumes must be received in the Town Clerk’s Office on or before Wednesday, November 18th to be considered at the November 23, 2015 Town Council Meeting.
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 three (3) members - one (1) to fill an unexpired term to March 1, 2016 and two (2) to fill an unexpired term to March 1, 2017.
ASSESSMENT BOARD OF REVIEW: to hear and consider the appeal of any property owner concerning the amount of assessed valuation as determined by the assessor. The Board meets at the call of the Chair. The appointment is for one (1) member to December 1, 2018.
CONSERVATION COMMISSION: to promote and develop the natural resources; to preserve natural aesthetic areas within the Town; and to protect and conserve the environmental quality of the Town. This Commission meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The appointment is for two (2) members to October 1, 2018.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD: this board serves in an advisory capacity to the Town Council. Its duties shall be to advise the Council on the following matters:
(1) Monitor and advise the Council on progress of economic development in North Kingstown;
(2) Advise the Council on issues of economic development policy and implementation, at the Council's request or the Board's own initiative;
(3) Collaborate with the Town management on matters of economic development;
(4) Engage the business community and the public at large in the town's economic development policies and initiatives and in the implementation of community-wide economic development efforts; and
(5) Advise the Council on other matters that the Council may, from time to time, refer to the Board.
The appointment is for one (1) Member to December 1, 2018, one (1) First Alternate Member to December 1, 2018 and one (1) Second Alternate Member to December 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.
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) Auxiliary Member, and one (1) Professional Educational Representative to December 1, 2018.
Applications are also available at the Town Clerk's Office, Planning Department and Library. Applications must be received in the Town Clerk's Office on or before November 4, 2015.
Boards, Commission and Committee's Handbook - adopted by the Town Council January 2008.
To view Membership Rosters of all Boards and Committees see below.