Statistical Modeling and Analytics Research Tools (SMART) Committee

  1. Wed Mar. 13

  2. Wed Apr. 10

  3. Wed May 8

  1. Wed Jun. 12

  2. Wed Jul. 10

  3. Wed Aug. 14

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


  • Roland Benjamin
  • Jonathan Daly-LaBelle
  • Dave Fornaro
  • Kristen P. Johnson
  • Joslin B. Leasca
  • Susan Marcus
  • 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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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. Town Manager's Office

    Physical Address
    180 High Street
    Wakefield, RI 02879

    Phone: (401) 789-9331 x1201
    Fax: (401) 789-5280