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 on or before November 17, 2021 for Council consideration at the November 22, 2021 meeting.

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, 2024.

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)   Monitor and advise the Council on progress of economic development in North Kingstown.
(2)   Advise the Council on issues of economic development policy and implementation, at the          Council's request or the Board's own initiative.
(3)   Collaborate with the Town management on matters of economic development.
(4)   Engage the business community and the public at large in the town's economic
        development policies and initiatives and in the implementation of community-wide
        economic development efforts.
(5)   Advise the Council on other matters that the Council may, from time to time, refer to the
        Board.

The appointment is for four (4) members to December 1, 2024 and one (1) Second Alternate to December 1, 2024.

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 31, 2024.  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 Committee is comprised ofThree (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) At-Large Member to March 1, 2023.

WICKFORD ADVISORY COMMITTEE:  The committee is charged with advising the council on preparing, managing growth and chance in Wickford while protecting the quality of life and historic character of the village.  To assist in the enhancement of the relationship between the village and harbor.  Identify physical and other needs of Wickford.  The Committee shall consist of ten (10) regular members who shall serve staggered 3-year terms.  The appointments are preferably for four (4) Wickford Village Residents, four (4) Wickford Village business owners, and two (2) At-Large members who shall be qualified electors of the town.  The appointment is for one (1) Wickford Village Business Owner to October 1, 2024, one (1) Wickford Village Resident to October 1, 2024, one At-Large Member to October 1, 2024, and one (1) At-Large Member to fill an unexpired term to October 1, 2022. 

WICKFORD VILLAGE DESIGN GUIDELINES: The purpose of this zoning overlay district is to encourage creative solution that will preserve the unique and historic qualities of Wickford village center while helping businesses meet the challenging economy of the 21st century.  The appointment is for one (1) Business Property Owner in the overlay district to December 31, 2024 and one (1) Alternate Business Property Owner to December 31, 2024.