Economic Development Committee



  • 5:30 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.
  • Agendas and Minutes are posted int the Agenda Center


Term Begin DateTerm End Date
Cipolla, Emil T.
Conwell, Brian  04/24/2304/24/26
Corrigan, Daniel G.  07/11/2207/11/25
Forgione, Joe 01/11/2101/11/24
Grissett, Timothy - Secretary
Hood, Richard
Johnson, Stephen - Chair  12/14/2012/14/23
Keller, Raymond H. 
Mineau, Michael  06/13/2206/13/25 
Pietz, Theodore - Vice Chair 03/08/21 03/08/24 
Talipsky, Rich -Ex-Officio
Director of Business Development 

Council Liaison: Aguiar, Kevin
Council Liaison: Katzman, Len

Read the by-laws of the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee (with Rev 2 Approved Aug 19, 2019).

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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