Newport: Municipal Government
Newport is governed by a council and a city manager under a home rule charter. The council consists of seven members, one elected from and representing each of three city wards and four that are elected at-large. A mayor is chosen by the four at-large councilors. The council is seated for two-year terms. The City Manager directs all administrative departments for the municipality.
Head Official: Mayor John J. Trifero (since 2005; current term expires 2007); City Manager James C. Smith (since 2002)
Total Number of City Employees: 346 (2005)
City Information: Office of the Mayor, City Hall, 43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840; telephone (401)846-9600
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