Economic Development Committee



  • 7 p.m.
  • Meets the third Wednesday of each month
  • Second Floor conference room
    Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 E Main Road


Term Begin Date
Term End Date
Cipolla, Emil T. 20 Nina Road 02/13/12 04/11/19
Clarke, Charles H. 2387 West Main Road 09/23/13 10/11/19
Coll, James  41 Sigourney Road  07/11/16  07/11/19
Fiore, Ann M. 290 Frank Coelho Drive 03/11/13   04/27/19
Howard, Nancy 16 Dianne Avenue  04/27/16    04/27/19 
Ingraham, Duncan 55 Sigourney Drive 03/11/13   03/11/16
Keller, Raymond H. 57 Ferry Landing Circle 12/14/09  08/11/18
Marano, Frederick  200 Lepes Road 08/22/16   08/22/19
McIntyre, Elizabeth A.  132 Roger Williams Court   09/18/15    09/28/18 
McMahon, John Lane 2651 East Main Road  02/13/12   07/13/18
Perry, Justin B.  135 Islington Avenue   07/11/16    07/11/19 
Ward, Courtney  172 Water Street  08/22/16  08/22/19
Young, Dylan  21 Crestview Drive  06/27/16  06/27/19
Youth Representative      08/31/17
Talipsky, Rich  Business Development Director    
Council Liaison - Aguiar, Kevin
Council Liaison - Seveney, James

Read the by-laws of the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee.

Committee Overview

The committee is chartered to complete the following tasks for the community:
  • Conduct studies
  • Facilitate liaison, cooperation, and collaboration with state, federal, and business related entities
  • Provide advice and assistance to the Town Council and, upon request, to town boards and staff
  • Support promotional activities for the consistent and balanced economic development and growth of the industrial and commercial base of the Town of Portsmouth

Vision Statement for Portsmouth, RI
Approved by the Portsmouth Town Council
May 12th, 2014

Portsmouth will preserve its history, environment and community for future generations through active stewardship of community character and quality of life while balancing growth, economic development, education and the environment. Portsmouth will strive to be an innovative, technologically progressive and family-friendly community with a superior education system, a well managed and responsive town government, and a modern and well-maintained infrastructure.

Additional Resources

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