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:

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 July 1, 2021 to fill an unexpired term.

BUILDING CODE BOARD OF APPEALS:  the board has the authority to hear appeals on interpretation, order, requirement, and direction by the building official and grant variances to the building code.  This Board meets the first Wednesday of each month.  The appointment is for one (1) First Alternate to July 1, 2023 to fill an unexpired term and one (1) Second Alternate to July 1, 2023. 

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 three (3) members to October 1, 2021.

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 one (1) First Alternate to December 31, 2020 to fill an unexpired term.  All new applicants must have a resume attached.

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 appointment is for one (1) Expert Member to March 1, 2021 to fill an unexpired term.

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 to December 1, 2021.

WICKFORD VILLAGE DESIGN GUIDELINES: The committee is charged with design approval of any alteration, repair, removal, or demolition affecting the exterior appearance of a structure or any new construction or reconstruction on any property as identified within Section 21-191 (Wickford Village Design Guidelines Overlay District). The appointments are for one (1) Business Property Owner in the overlay district to December 31, 2020, one (1) Business Property Owner in the overlay district to December 31, 2021 and one (1) Alternate Business Property Owner in the overlay district to December 31, 2021.

If interested in applying, please submit your application to the Town Clerk's Office by Tuesday, January 22, 2019.