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(left to right) Angella McCalla, Lynn Underwood Ceglie, Susan D. Taylor (Vice Chair), Mayor Jamie Bova,
Justin S. McLaughlin, Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, Kathryn E. Leonard



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.  
 

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All are Invited to First North End Urban Plan Forum

All are Invited to First North End Urban Plan Forum

What's your vision for the City's North End?

Please join us Tuesday, Feb. 25h from 5 - 8 p.m. at the East Bay Met School, 115 Girard Ave. for an opportunity to share your thoughts on the City's North End Urban Plan. To register, please visit nwpnorthend1.eventbrite.com // For those unable to attend, comments are welcome at courb.co/northend

 

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Newporters Encouraged to Apply for School Committee Vacancy

Newporters Encouraged to Apply for School Committee Vacancy

Deadline for Applications is set at Feb. 21st
 
The Newport City Council is inviting all eligible Newport residents interested in serving on the City’s School Committee to submit a letter of interest in order to be considered to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of School Committee member Kathleen M. Silvia no later than Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

 

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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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