City of Newport Seeks Candidates for Charter Review Board

The City of Newport is seeking candidates to sit on a seven-member charter review board to help the city refine its municipal charter.

The Volunteer Commission, which last met in 2013, will be tasked with reviewing the city’s charter and making recommendations to council which would then be voted on by Newport residents at the ballot box.

Newport last convened a charter review board in 2013, but in an effort to ensure that the charter’s provisions continue to meet the needs of Newport residents, city councilors voted on the unanimity on Wednesday 10 November to re-form the consultative body before the end of the year.

Anyone wishing to lend their time and talents are welcome to apply online or by mail by visiting the city’s talent bank at www.CityofNewport.com/TalentBank no later than Monday, November 29.

Candidates must be 18 years old and registered to vote in Newport.

The seven members of the Charter Review Commission are expected to be appointed by the Council at its December 8 meeting.


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Aurora J. William