Town Council

Meetings

Special meetings and workshops are specifically scheduled. Any person wishing to speak before the council should contact any Council member or the Town Clerk and ask to be put on the next agenda. Due date for submissions is Noon, the Tuesday prior to the upcoming regularly scheduled Town Council Meeting.

Any request for an agenda item must involve an appropriate matter of business before the Town Council and is subject to review and approval by Town Council leadership. All meetings are open to the public. 

Zoom meetings are uploaded to the "Town of Portsmouth, RI Official YouTube Account."

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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Council Overview

Legislative powers are vested in the Town Council, which is composed of seven members who are elected at large for a term of two-years. Elections are held each November of even numbered years. Term of office begins the first Monday of the week following certification of the election results.

The Town of Portsmouth operates under a Home Rule Charter providing for a council-administrator form of government, which combines the political leadership of elected officials with the professional experience of an appointed government administrator

The Town Council also sits as the Licensing Board.

Town Council Members 

To send an email to the entire Town Council: Email

KevinAguiarWeb


Kevin M. Aguiar (D)
Town Council President
Email
401-924-0748 (new number!)
770 Bristol Ferry Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871

2018LenKatzmanWeb

Len Katzman (D)
Town Council Vice President
Email
401-965-9407
162 Spring Hill Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871

DanielaAbbott

Daniela T. Abbott (D)
Email
401-924-2432
52 Ladeira Ave
Portsmouth, RI 02871

2022DaveGleason


David M. Gleason (R)
Email
401-683-9653
63 Massasoit Ave
Portsmouth, RI 02871

KeithHamiltonWeb


Keith E. Hamilton (R)
Email
401-480-6648
134 Soares Dr
Portsmouth, RI 02871

ChuckLevesque


Charles J. Levesque (D)
Email
401-683-9194
542 Park Ave
Portsmouth, RI 02871

DrMarkRyanWeb


J. Mark Ryan (D)
Email
401-472-4110
155 Adams Dr
Portsmouth, RI 02871