Economic Development Committee

  • 7 p.m.
  • Regular meetings are normally the third Wednesday of each month
  • Second Floor conference room
    Portsmouth Town Hall, 2200 E Main Road
  • Check the RI State Open Meetings site for actual meeting announcements.


Name Address Term Begin Date Term End Date
Abbott, Daniela 52 Ladeira Ave 08/15/17 08/15/20
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
Fiore, Ann M. - Vice Chair  290 Frank Coelho Drive 03/11/13 04/27/19
Furriel, Benjamin 23 Gideon Lawton Ln 03/13/17 03/13/20
Keller, Raymond H. 57 Ferry Landing Circle 12/14/09 08/11/21
Marano, Frederick 200 Lepes Road 08/22/16 08/22/19
McMahon, John Lane  2651 East Main Road 02/13/12 07/13/18
Perry, Justin B. - Chair 135 Islington Avenue 07/11/16 07/11/19
Sungarian, Ovanes 247 Rolling Hill Rd. 09/11/17 09/10/20
Youth Representative

Talipsky, Rich Business Development Director

Council Liaison - Aguiar, Kevin 770 Bristol Ferry Road 01/12/15 11/18
Council Liaison - Ryan, J. Mark 155 Adams Drive 12/01/16 11/18

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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