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For earlier RIHPHC agendae and minutes, visit the Open Government portal on the Secretary of State's website.

Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo has issued the following Executive Orders related to Public Meetings: March 16, 2020, Executive Order 20-05; April 15, 2020, Executive Order 20-25 (extended by Executive Order 20-34), and June 12, 2020, Executive Order 20-46. These orders “relieved” public bodies “from the prohibitions regarding use of telephonic or electronic communication to conduct meetings,” contained in Rhode Island General Laws 42-46-5(b) and makes provisions to ensure free public access to the meeting of the public body for members of the public through adequate, alternative means.

Beginning on July 8, 2020 and until further notice, the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will conduct virtual Public Meetings. Information about how to join the meeting is included in the specific agenda document linked below.

1. COMMISSION MEETINGS

The regularly scheduled meetings of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will be on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am (except in November). Use this list to find the agenda for an upcoming meeting or minutes for meetings in 2020.

The agenda will be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting. Meetings are open to the public via the Zoom platform which also allows for participation by telephone. Anyone who requires the assistance of an interpreter or has other special needs should contact the Commission at least 48 hours in advance so they may be accommodated.

2020
January 8: minutes
February 12: minutes
March 11: minutes
April 8: CANCELLED
May 13: CANCELLED
June 10: CANCELLED

July 8: minutes

Meeting materials:
2020 Rhody Award nominees

August 12: minutes

Meeting materials:
1) Registration/Protection of State Archaeological Landmarks procedures (draft)
2) Revisions to Rules/Regulations for State Preservation Grants (draft)
3) Rules/Procedures for RI State Historical Preservation Review Board (draft)

September 9: minutes

October 14: minutes (draft)

Meeting materials:
1) FFY 2021 Certified Local Government Grants plan

2) Short presentation: Plymouth Congregational Church, Providence

3) National Register nomination draft: Plymouth Congregational Church, Providence

November 10* [Tuesday due to RI State Holiday on Wednesday 11/10]: CANCELLED

December 9

Meeting materials:
State Preservation Plan and presentation

2. STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The regularly scheduled meetings of the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission will be on the second Wednesday of each month, following the Commission meeting. Use this list to find the agenda for an upcoming meeting or minutes for meetings in 2020.

The agenda will be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting. Meetings are open to the public via the Zoom platform which also allows for participation by telephone. Anyone who requires the assistance of an interpreter or has other special needs should contact the Commission at least 48 hours in advance so they may be accommodated.

2020
January 8: minutes
February 12: minutes (draft)
March 11: CANCELLED
April 8: CANCELLED
May 13: CANCELLED
June 10: CANCELLED
July 8: minutes (draft)

August 12: minutes (draft)

Meeting materials:
Strategic Plan Outline (draft)

September 9: minutes (draft)

Meeting materials:
Strategic Plan (draft)

October 14: minutes (draft)

Meeting materials:
Strategic Plan (second draft)

November 10* [Tuesday due to RI State Holiday on Wednesday 11/10]: CANCELLED

December 9

Meeting materials:
State Preservation Plan and presentation

DEM 2018-22 Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan (second draft)

3. STATE REVIEW BOARD MEETINGS

The regularly scheduled meetings of the Rhode Island State Review Board for 2020 will be held on the first Monday of alternating months (starting with February) at 9:30 AM. Use this list to find the agenda for an upcoming meeting or minutes for meetings in 2020.

The agenda will be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting. Meetings are open to the public via the Zoom platform which also allows for participation by telephone. Anyone who requires the assistance of an interpreter or has other special needs should contact the Commission at least 48 hours in advance so they may be accommodated.

2020
February 3 minutes
April 6: CANCELLED
June 1: CANCELLED

August 3: minutes

Meeting materials:
SRB rules (draft)

October 5: minutes (draft)

Meeting materials:
Presentation: Plymouth Congregational Church, Providence

December 7: agenda

Meeting materials:
Preliminary presentation: Wayside Gleaner Chapel, Scituate

State Preservation Plan and presentation

Preliminary presentation: Shelter Harbor Inn, Westerly