Boards & Commissions

East Greenwich has many opportunities to volunteer your time in various capacities. Boards can be either advisory or decision making boards. The following is a list of Boards that serve the Town of East Greenwich.

 There currently are vacancies on these Boards and Commissions.  If you are interested in serving the community vacancies are listed for your convenience.

The East Greenwich Affordable Housing Commission creates, sponsors, funds and promotes programs and services designed to ensure that East Greenwich meets its State-mandated minimum of at least 10% of all housing units in Town being designated as affordable via deed restriction, subsidy, or other means.

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This is a three member board with two alternates who serve three year terms. This board hears appeals by property owners concerning the amount of assessed valuation as determined by the Tax Assessor. The board meets when necessary on a Wednesday evening.
This is a three member board which meets when necessary, especially during an election year. This board discharges all of the functions, powers, and duties of the Town Council concerning nominations, elections, registration of voters and canvassing rights, the preparing and correcting of voting lists, and other related matters.
The seven members of the Cove Management Advisory Commission are appointed to terms of three years. The commission develops regulations for boating safety, use of the cove, moorings, permits and fees. It identifies, marks, and maintains accessibility to public rights-of-way, it establishes implementation procedures, and it promotes and coordinates activities that encourage improvement to the cove. The Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month until September at which point it will switch to the first Thursday.
This board is comprised of seven members and one alternate. The commission reviews all applications for new construction and alterations to existing structures in the historic districts and on outlying historic properties. The commission meets on the second Wednesday of each month.

The Historic Cemetery Advisory Commission was established by Ordinance 829 in 2014.

Members of the East Greenwich Housing Authority serve as governing officers of this public-corporate entity, one which functions as a developer and landlord of low income housing programs. There are five members on the board serving five year terms. This board meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30pm at the EGHA Administrative Office at 146 First Ave.
This board has five members and two alternates established to hear all cases referred by the Chief of Police with respect to persons resident in the town under the age of 18 who are charged with violating the criminal laws of the state or the town.  The board meets on the third Wednesday of the month.  Members are appointed to three year terms.
The Land Trust is comprised of seven Trustees appointed by the Town Council, and a Planning Board designee serves as the eighth. Members serve five year terms. The Land Trust is responsible for acquiring and managing real property in the town for open space, agricultural and recreational use, protection of ground water resources, protection of historic resources, wetlands, and wildlife habitat, and for public access to the shore.  The Land Trust meets on the third Tuesday of each month. Click here to visit the Land Trust website.
This board is made up of five members who serve three year appointments. The board advises the Town Council and the Town Manager on matters of personnel administration, including compensation of all elected officials of the town and school committee. This board meets when necessary.
This board consists of seven members and one alternate. The Planning Board is responsible for reviewing all subdivisions of land and major development plans, and makes recommendations to the Town Council on matters pertaining to amendments to the zoning map and ordinance and the Comprehensive Community Plan. The Planning Board meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Appointments are for three year terms for members and two years for the alternate.
This board hears applications for special use permits, dimensional variances, and use variances for land development. It also hears appeals of decisions of the Building Official, the Planning Board and the Administrative Officer, and the HIstoric District Commission. The Board meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month and consists of five members who serve five year terms and two alternates who serve one year terms.
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