Technical Committee

The State Planning Council's Technical Committee is a permanent advisory committee that reviews the Statewide Planning Program staff work on major plans and provides other advice as requested by the State Planning Council. Membership of the Technical Committee parallels that of the State Planning Council, with representatives of state agencies, local governments, citizens from different areas of the state, and federal advisory members. An Assistant Chief of Statewide Planning serves as Secretary. The Committee is intended to ensure representation of diverse interests and views in the Statewide Planning Program's activities.

Many of the activities of the Technical Committee parallel those of the State Planning Council. The Committee holds regular monthly meetings and reviews staff reports throughout the year. State Guide Plan elements and documents are reviewed by the Technical Committee before being recommended to the State Planning Council for action.

Technical Committee Members

  • Jeffrey Davis, AICP, Chair, RI Chapter of the American Planning Association
  • Megan DiPrete, AICP, Vice Chair, RI Department of Environmental Management
  • Roberta Groch, AICP, Secretary, Division of Statewide Planning
  • Michael Antonellis, Foster Town Planner
  • Teresa Crean, Barrington Planning, Resiliency and Economic Development Department
  • Julian Drix, RI Department of Health
  • Leah Feldman, RI Coastal Resources Management Council
  • Carrie Gill, PhD, RI Office of Energy Resources
  • Jan Greenwood, PE, Woodard & Curran
  • Nicole LaFontaine, AICP, North Kingstown Town Planner
  • Nancy Letendre, AICP, Westerly Town Planner
  • Patricia Reynolds, AIA, Newport Planning Director
  • Nessa Richman, Executive Director, RI Food Policy Council
  • Michael Walker, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
  • Randy Warden, ex-officio, Federal Highway Administration
  • Jane Weidman, AICP, Charlestown Town Planner
  • Kenneth White, RI Department of Transportation

For more information about the Technical Committee, including meeting schedule, agendas and minutes, please visit the Rhode Island Secretary of State's
website
.

Groch, Roberta
Assistant Chief, AICP

Phone: (401) 222-4720
Email: roberta.groch@doa.ri.gov