📢 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

Meet Your City Councilor

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

Upcoming Meetings

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City Ordinances

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Our Current Budget 

Learn about the City's annual spending plan

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Mayor's Office

Learn about the role of Newport's mayor


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 Councilors

Xaykham (Xay) Khamsyvoravong  

Councilor At Large, Council Chair & Mayor
16 Walnut Street
Newport, RI 02840

Liaison Appointments: Aquidneck Island Planning Commission

Cell:  401 935-0588
City Hall:  (401) 845-5436
Email: xay@cityofnewport.com

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


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


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

Council News

The Latest on COVID-19

The Latest on COVID-19

The City of Newport has been working closely with regional, state and federal agencies to ensure that we're prepared for the potential appearance of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in our community. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage to learn more about our response to the virus.

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City, AARP Bring FitLot to Aquidneck Park

City, AARP Bring FitLot to Aquidneck Park

NEWPORT, R.I. -- Newport City Council members joined with representatives from AARP Rhode Island on Thursday, July 11th, to mark the opening of a new public fitness park located adjacent to the Edward King House and Newport Public Library in Aquidneck Park.

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Keep Up to Date with Construction News

Keep Up to Date with Construction News

NEWPORT -- Construction season is in full swing, and crews charged with improving and maintaining Newport's network of roads and sidewalks will be spread across the City over the coming weeks. To keep up with the latest projects, and for updates on anticipated road closures, be sure to visit our Construction Updates page and follow us on Facebook and Instagram


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