Boards & Commissions

The following 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 (PDF)and submit to the Town Clerk's Office.

The following Boards & Commissions have vacancies:

If interested in applying, please submit your application to the Town Clerk’s Office.

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 eight (8) members to March 1, 2022.

ASSET MANAGEMENT COMMISSION:  the purpose of this commission shall be to review all capital improvement and asset protection requests related to Town and School facilities, establish their priorities, determine funding levels and formulate a comprehensive capital improvement program and an asset protection plan to be presented to the Town Council.  The commission shall be responsible for projecting major expenditures needed to maintain existing municipal and school facilities, projecting new public facilities and reviewing the five-year, ten-year, and twenty-year capital improvement and asset protection programs.  To develop fiscal programs, generate innovative financing options and seek creative alternative funding for the capital improvement projects and asset protection projects.  The appointment is for one (1) Town Council Representative to fill an unexpired term to July 1, 2021.

HARBOR MANAGEMENT COMMISSION:  to recommend to the Town Council the adoption of rules, regulations, fees, penalties and other amendments to the Harbor Management Plan and its subsequent ordinances which may be necessary to fulfill the goals and objectives of the Harbor Management Plan; to recommend additional duties for the Harbor Division; to review and revise as necessary the Harbor Management Plan.  The appointment is for one (1) Marina/Boat Yard Operator Representative, one (1) Recreational Boating Representative, one (1) Environmental/Conservation Group Representative, and one (1) Commercial Fishing Representative to March 1, 2022.

 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 appointment is for one (1) Expert Member to March 1, 2023, one (1) At-Large Member to March 1, 2023, and one (1) Alternate At-Large Member to March 1, 2023.

LEISURE SERVICES ADVISORY COMMITTEE:  to assist the Town in the development, enhancement, and operation of recreation and leisure services including, but not limited to, the golf course, Allen Harbor, and all recreational and park facilities.  This Committee meets quarterly.  The appointment is for one (1) member to fill an unexpired term to July 1, 2020.

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, 2023.

TREE WARDEN:  to have the care and control of all trees and shrubs within the limits of any public road or grounds and within the limits of the Town except those roads under the control of the Rhode Department of Transportation and those in public parks and grounds under the control of the Department of Environmental Management.  The person appointed must be or within six (6) months of assuming office, become "an arborist", licensed under Chapter 19 of the Rhode Island General Laws.  The appointment is for one (1) year to March 1, 2021.