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
  •  Vice Chair
  • Roberta Groch, AICP, Secretary, Division of Statewide Planning
  • Shauna Beland, RI Office of Energy Resources
  • Teresa Crean, Barrington Planning, Resiliency and Economic Development Department
  • Leah Feldman, RI Coastal Resources Management Council
  • Wesley Garvin, Students Taking Action Now with Determination (STAND)
  • Ray Goff, Burrillville Planning Department
  • Cheryl Leclair, RI Department of Health
  • Nicole LaFontaine, AICP, North Kingstown Town Planner
  • Nancy Letendre, AICP, Westerly Town Planner
  • Lisa McGreavy, RI Department of Environmental Management
  • Patricia Reynolds, AIA, Newport Planning Director
  • Nessa Richman, Executive Director, RI Food Policy Council
  • Thomas Sgouros, Computer Science, Brown University
  • Michael Walker, RI 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

Groch, Roberta
Assistant Chief, AICP

Phone: (401) 222-4720