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: (if interested please file your application by March 25th for Town Council consideration at their March 30, 2015 Town Council meeting)
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 two (2) 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 two (2) At-Large members to to March 1, 2019.
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) the attraction and expansion of business, commerce, industrial and commercial development which is consistent with environmental goals, policies and standards established in the North Kingstown Comprehensive Plan as updated and in Town ordinances and regulations;
(2) development of voluntary site and design standards for business development and expansion of existing firms, with an emphasis on the Post Road Corridor;
(3) town support for the efforts of the Quonset Point/Davisville Management Corporation and its Council representatives in an effort to deliver, in cooperation with the State, environmentally
sound and financially prudent development at Quonset Point/Davisville;
(4) appropriate development regulations in the Wickford Village, along the Post Road Corridor, other business development areas; and
(5) such other matters, which the Council may, from time to time, refer to it.
The appointment is for one (1) Member to fill an unexpired term to December 1, 2015.
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) Subject Matter Expert Members who have expertise in a particular area or topic of Information Technology. This would be a person with special knowledge or skills in a particular technology domain; AND
two (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.
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.
PLANNING COMMISSION: to serve as the prime advisory body pertaining to planning and development, to be responsible for the Comprehensive Plan, to file opinions with the Council on amendments to the zoing ordinance and zoning map, and to review applications for the platting or subdivision of land. The Commission meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. The appointment is for one (1) to fill an unexpired term.
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)