Holiday Schedule

The Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2020 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. As a result there is a one-day collection delay for all trash and recycling. All City of Newport offices will be closed. Please plan your visits accordingly

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Your City Council

(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.  

Meet Your City Councilor

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

Upcoming Meetings

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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

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Mayor's Office

Learn about the role of Newport's mayor

Council News

Cliff Walk Named

Cliff Walk Named "Best of Rhode Island"

NEWPORT -- Newport’s world-famous Cliff Walk, the most popular tourist attraction in Rhode Island, was recently recognized by Rhode Island Magazine as the “Best Hike in Rhode Island” and “The Best Free Activity in Newport County.”

The Cliff Walk Commission, which oversees the 3.5-mile coastal trail, accepted the award on behalf of the many partners who have devoted their time and talent to caring for the popular attraction. “This is a true honor,” said Cliff Walk Commission Chairman Peter Janaros in offering thanks to all of the volunteers and City staff who care for the Walk throughout the year.

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City Declares May Mental Health Month

City Declares May Mental Health Month

NEWPORT -- Recognizing that mental health is essential to overall health and well-being, Newport Mayor Jamie Bova proclaimed May to be Mental Health Month in Newport, joining a nationwide effort to raise awareness around the challenges facing those suffering from mental illness.   

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Read the City's Proposed FY2020 Budget

Read the City's Proposed FY2020 Budget

The City's annual budget season is underway and we want to hear your feedback.

Follow the link below to view, download, and review the City Manager's proposed FY2020-21 spending plan, and be sure to share your input during one of our upcoming Budget Hearings


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