Planning Board


  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Regular meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month
  • Work Sessions are on the 4th Tuesday of each month
  • Council Chambers
    Town Hall  
    180 High Street
    Wakefield, RI 02879
Staff assistance is provided by the Director of Planning, along with the Principal Planner, Senior Planner and the Planning Department.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. 
 View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


 The seven members are appointed for 3-year terms:
  • Maria H. Mack - Chair
  • Jean A. Riendeau - Vice-Chair
  •  F. Steven DiMasi
  • Joseph T. Murphy
  • Pam Rubinoff
  • Jon Eric Scherer
  • Elise Ann Torello


The organization, powers and duties of the Planning Board are set forth in the Town Charter, Section 4910.

The Planning Board is engaged in land use development management, which includes a broad spectrum of activities concerning land use, development and the regulations which govern the process. The Planning Board reviews and approves all subdivisions proposals, and reviews and makes recommendations to the Council regarding zone change amendments. The Planning Board reviews and updates the Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Regulations and the Comprehensive Community Plan.