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) members to March 1, 2016 and Two (2) Members to March 1, 2017.
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 one (1) At-Large members to to March 1, 2019.
GROUNDWATER COMMITTEE: to assist the Town in planning future land and water use; facilitate the implementation of the Groundwater Protection Plan; promote public interest in and understanding of groundwater. The Committee meets the first Thursday of each month. The appointment is for one (1) member to fill an unexpired term to July 1, 2015.
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 third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. The appointment is for one (1) members to December 1, 2016.
Boards, Commission and Committee's Handbook - adopted by the Town Council January 2008. (Attached below)