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. The 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

  • Michael DeLuca, AICP, Chair, Town of Narragansett - Community Development
  • Jeffrey Davis, AICP, Vice Chair, RI Chapter of the American Planning Association
  • Jamik Alexander, ex-officio, Federal Highway Administration;
  • Roberta Groch, AICP, Secretary, Division of Statewide Planning
  • Caitlin Chaffee, RI Coastal Resources Management Council
  • John Chambers, Fuss and O'Neill
  • Megan DiPrete, RI Department of Environmental Management
  • Julian Drix, RI Department of Health
  • Carrie Gill, RI Office of Energy Resources
  • Nicole LaFontaine, AICP, North Kingstown Planning Department
  • Mark Motte, Ph.D, Rhode Island College
  • Jonathan Stevens, Cumberland Planning and Community Development
  • Ashley Sweet, Exeter Town Planner
  • Michael Walker, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation
  • Jane Weidman, AICP, Charlestown Town Planner
  • Kenneth White, RI Department of Transportation
  • Diane Williamson, AICP, Bristol Planning Director


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