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Check this page regularly to learn about ways you can get involved and shape the Comprehensive Plan.

Comprehensive Plans work best when they are written with the community. We want reach far and wide for everyone to be involved and we will be inclusive with our efforts through the update process. In the time of COVID-19, meeting in person and participating in the public process provides its challenges…but we’re up to meet that challenge! All public workshops, meetings, and events will planned around protecting our community’s public health and will be in line with Rhode Island’s current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

Public Workshops - Thank you for attending our virtual workshops in April 2021! Stay tuned for more!

Join your neighbors to talk about the City's future! Four virtual public workshops, one for each Ward of the City, are scheduled as part of our public engagement process for the City's Comprehensive Plan  update. After a welcome and short presentation, attendees will be randomly assigned to small groups for a facilitated discussion. Residents can attend any workshop but are strongly encouraged to attend the one for their Ward. All workshops will be held on Zoom and registration is required. You can register for the workshops at the links below:

  • Ward 1 - Thursday, April 1st from 7-8:30PM
  • Ward 2 - Thursday, April 8th from 7-8:30PM 
  • Ward 3 - Thursday, April 15th from 7-8:30PM
  • Ward 4 - Thursday, April 22nd from 7-8:30PM

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Department of Planning and Economic Development.

Community Survey - Closed

Our survey is currently closed. Thank you to those who took the time to provide us with your ideas and feedback!

Community Conversations

A Community Conversation brings neighbors and families together to discuss key questions and provide their viewpoints and experiences about East Providence. Because of the gathering restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we are unable to hold in-person public workshops and small group discussions at this time. However, many of us have smaller circles of people we see on a regular basis. Holding a Community Conversation gives us an opportunity to talk about issues important to East Providence and its future in a way that is safe. Community Conversations are meant to be safe and create a low-stress enviornment for everyone involved.  

Purposes of a Community Conversation:

  • To encourage small group conversations about East Providence today and what East Providence should be in the future,
  • To identify the things about East Providence that are most important to residents,
  • To identify the things that are missing or could be improved to make East Providence a better place, and
  • To make this planning process more equitable and inclusive by making sure the voices of everyone in East Providence are heard.

Download your Community Conversation packet below!


Last Updated: Fri, 04/23/2021 - 2:12pm