📢 Resident Tax Rate Information 📢

If you're interested in learning more about the City's new Two-Tier Residential Tax Rate, please be sure to visit www.CityofNewport.com/ResidentRate or contact the Tax Assessor's Office directly at (401) 845-5365 

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Your City Council


Like many other New England communities, Newport operates under a Home Rule Charter, which was adopted in 1953, and provides for a City Council - City Manager form of government.  Every two years, Newport voters are asked to elect a seven-member City Council, comprised of four At-Large seats and three Ward representatives.

The Council is headed by a Chairperson, who is elected by the majority and also holds the title of Mayor.  All legislative powers of the City are vested in the City Council by the Charter, including the ordering of any tax, making appropriations, and transacting any other business pertaining to the financial affairs of the City. 
In addition to their regular duties, Councilors are also assigned positions to serve as liaisons to various boards and commissions. These liaison assignments are an important part of creating a sense of cohesion among the City's various volunteer-led bodies.  


Meet Your City Councilor

Find out who represents your Ward & meet your at-large councilors

Upcoming Meetings

Search upcoming meeting notices, view agendas, and watch it all online

City Ordinances

Learn more about the City's Codified Ordinances

Our Current Budget 

Learn about the City's annual spending plan

Watch Council Meetings Online

Search upcoming meeting notices, view agendas, and watch it all online

Mayor's Office

Learn about the role of Newport's mayor

City Council Meetings


The City Council meets regularly on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in  the City Council Chambers, located on the Second Floor of Newport City Hall. Pre-meetings are held at 6:20 PM in the 2nd Floor Conference Room.  During the months of November and December, the schedule may be altered due to the holiday season.\

In addition to livestreaming on the City's website, the Council's regular Wednesday night meetings are first aired on COX Cable channel 18 at 8 PM the following night and then aired throughout the duration until the next meeting.  Start times are approximate and depend on preceding program lengths. The schedule is listed on COX Cable Channel 17.  For special meetings and workshops, please check the program schedule on COX Channel 17.


Meet your City Councilors




Xaykham (Xay) Khamsyvoravong  

Councilor At Large, Council Chair & Mayor
43 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840

Liaison Appointments: Aquidneck Island Planning Commission

City Hall:  (401) 845-5436
Email: xay@cityofnewport.com
 
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Lynn Underwood Ceglie

Vice Chair, At-Large Councilor
36 Tilden Avenue
Newport, RI 02840


Liaison AppointmentsCity Council/School Liaison Committee, Edward King House Senior Citizens Center, Newport Partnership for Families, Tourism Marketing District, Newport Spring Project Committee


City Hall:  (401) 845-5494
Cell: (401) 556-4490
Emaillceglie@cityofnewport.com

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Jeanne-Marie Napolitano

At-Large Councilor
34 Malbone Road
Newport, RI 02840

Liaison AppointmentsEast Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), Miantonomi Park Commission, Military Affairs Liaison – US Navy, Newport Housing Authority

Home: (401) 439-4240
City Hall:  (401) 845-5493
Email: jnapolitano@cityofnewport.com
 



Mark D. Aramli 

At-Large Councilor
17 JT Connell Highway
Newport, RI 02840

Liaison Appointments: Edward King House Senior Citizens Center, Newport County Chamber of Commerce, 



Cell 401 236-4994
City Hall: (401) 845-5499
Email: maramli@cityofnewport.com
                        

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Angela McCalla

First Ward Councilor 
203 Hillside Avenue
Newport, RI  02840

Liaison Appointments: Affirmative Action Commission, Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission, Energy & Environment Commission, Military Affairs Liaison – US Navy, Newport County Chamber of Commerce Liaison, Tree & Open Space Commission


Cell:  (401) 290-8370
City Hall:  (401) 845-5497
Email:  amccalla@cityofnewport.com

Charles M. Holder

Second Ward Councilor
53 Berkeley Ave
Newport, R.I. 02840


Liaison Appointments: Hospitality Commission, Newport Beach Commission, Newport County Chamber of Commerce Liaison, Tourism Marketing District, Newport Prevention Coalition  

Cell:  401-236-7098
City Hall:  (401) 845-5498
Email: cholder@cityofnewport.com
 



David Carlin III

Third Ward Councilor
3 Rose Street
Newport, RI 02840

Liaison Appointments:  Brenton Point Committee, City Council/School Liaison Committee, Cliff Walk Commission, East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP), Fort Adams Foundation, Legislative/State  Liaison, Newport Beach Commission, Newport Public Education Foundation, Newport Public Library 


City Hall:  (401) 845-5495 
Cell:  401 862-5027
Emaildcarlin@cityofnewport.com

Council News

Understanding the City's 2-Tier Residential Tax Rate

Understanding the City's 2-Tier Residential Tax Rate

Newport already has two different tax classifications for Residential and Commercial properties. But what about the idea of having two tax classifications to encourage more year-round home ownership?

The City Council recently adopted a proposal by the Ad-Hoc Tax Relief Commission to create a two-tier Residential Property Tax structure that's intended to boost year-round residency for homeowners and renters alike. 
 

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Volunteer to Serve through the City's Talent Bank!

Volunteer to Serve through the City's Talent Bank!

Are you interested in getting more involved in the community? We're always on the lookout for volunteers to serve on our various Boards, Commissions, and Authorities!

Whether you're interested in bike and pedestrian safety, Newport Harbor, or Historic Preservation, there's more than likely a board or commission that could benefit from your involvment. Click below to learn more about our Boards and Commissions and to download an application.  

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Newport Named Rhode Island's First Age-Friendly Community

Newport Named Rhode Island's First Age-Friendly Community

The City of Newport has been named Rhode Island's first Age Friendly Community by the nation's leading advocacy group for seniors. 

AARP officially welcomed Newport as the latest member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities during a special presentation at the Sept. 25 City Council meeting. 

 

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