Statistical Modeling and Analytics Research Tools (SMART) Committee

  1. Thu Oct. 22

  2. Thu Nov. 26

  3. Thu Dec. 24

  1. Thu Jan. 28

  2. Thu Feb. 25

  3. Thu Mar. 25

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Meetings

  • 7:00pm
  • 4th Thursday of each month
  • Council Chambers
  • Town Hall
    180 High Street
    Wakefield, RI 02879

Members

  • Roland Benjamin
  • Kristen P. Johnson
  • Jonathan Daly-LaBelle
  • Joslin B. Leasca
  • Jason M. Ralph
  • Henry Thayer III
  • Lauren Weinstock

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Purpose

The Town Council recognizes the need to understand the social and economic forces that influence the quality of life for all South Kingstown residents. In order to ensure that Town government is fully apprised of context within which policy decisions must be made, the SMART Committee is charged with:

  • Identifying data and other information that explains local social and economic conditions 
  • Identifying data gaps and suggesting strategies for gathering information necessary to improve the Town’s understanding of local conditions
  • Evaluating statistical reports about or related to South Kingstown,
  • Conducting research projects using widely accepted qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Producing empirically-based advisory reports for the Town Council on all matters referred to it by the Town Council 
  • Working with the University of Rhode Island to identify potential cooperative research ventures, and
  • Advocating for full and open public access to public data sources produced by the Town
  1. Robert C. Zarnetske

    Town Manager
    Phone: (401) 789-9331 x1201