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. 

 The following Boards, Commission and Boards have vacancies:

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, 2020.

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 July 1, 2019.

HISTORIC DISTRICT COMMISSION:  to review and act on all applications for alteration, construction, repair, removal or demolition of all structures and appurtenances located within the historic district; to review and make recommendations on all applications for the National Register of Historic Places and to promote the use of the historic district for the education, pleasure and welfare of the Town.  The Commission meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m.  The appointment is for two (2) members to December 1, 2020 and one (1) alternate member to December 1, 2020.  All new applicants must have a resume attached.

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/mental health representative, one (1) at-large representative, and one (1) auxiliary member to December 1, 2020.

ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW:  to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is error in any order, requirement, decision or determination by the building official and to hear and decide special exceptions and variances.  The Board meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.  The appointment is for one (1) second alternate member  to fill an unexpired term to July 1, 2018.

Applications must be received in the Town Clerk's Office on or before November 15, 2017  for consideration by the Town Council at the November 20, 2017 Council Meeting.

Applications are also available at the Town Clerk's Office, Planning Department and Library.  Applications must be received in the Town Clerk's Office.

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

To view Membership Rosters of all Boards and Committees see below.