Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Information Technology (IT) Division to provide all Town Departments with technological assistance, uniformity, and control in the analysis, design, development, and functionality of all technology related projects and computer system services.

The IT Division has duties which include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide oversight and project management for any Town project involving technology
  • Maintain the hardware and software needs for all Town locations
  • Create a standards based database environment while increasing the productivity and functionality for Town and School staff to service our constituency
  • Establish traditional audit trails and controls
  • Assist in the training and orientation of technology users
  • Adapt to changing technologies / Adopt new and emerging technologies
  • Empower Town staff to embrace and utilize technology

Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

  • Redesign of the Town's website
  • Installation of a Town wide Fuel Management System
  • Implementation of a Town Licensing system and electronic workflow for all departments including Union and Kingston Fire Districts
  • Town Private Fiber Optic network to connect Town facilities
  • Redesign and implementation of the Public Safety local area network
  • Redesign and virtualization for the Public Safety server environment
  • Creation of the Town’s social media presence
  • Migration to State of Rhode Island’s Code RED (emergency notification system)

Goals & Objectives for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

  • Collaboration with Statewide Permit System
  • Office Suite Upgrade
  • Employee Self Service Portal
  • Procurement and implementation of a new telephone system
  • Procure and implement a comprehensive public works system
  • Online citizen request portal