Boards & Commissions
In addition to the Newport Board of Commissioners, there are several other Boards comprised of Newport residents helping to make decisions for the city. Meetings of all these boards and commissions are open to the public.
We appreciate the many individuals serving on the various city boards. The selfless dedication of time and talent from these members helps to keep things running smoothly and keep the city moving forward responsibly. Names and contact information for board members is not listed on this website.
Individuals wishing to make an application to a board or who wish to speak as an opponent or proponent in any matter before a board will have an opportunity to state their position at the respective public hearing. If unable to attend a hearing, a written statement may be sent to the board chair in care of the city building in advance of the hearing. This ensures that the board is basing their decision only on what is presented openly at the meeting and all parties (applicants, proponents and opponents) will have equal opportunity to hear the same information.
If you have questions about a pending matter or would like to know more about the boards, you may contact the city building and speak with:
- Code Enforcement Department at 859-292-3637
- Development Services (for Planning and Zoning or Board of Adjustments) at 859-292-3637
- Historic Preservation at 859-655-6347
If you are interested in serving on one of these boards, please complete the Board Interest Form (PDF) and return it to the City Clerk.
The Board of Adjustments is made up of five members serving two-year terms.
The Code Enforcement Board is comprised of five members and two alternate members serving two-year terms.
The Historic Preservation Commission is comprised of seven members serving two-year terms.
The Newport Recreation Commission has seven members serving four-year terms.
The Planning and Zoning Commission has five members serving four-year terms.
The Urban Design Review Board, made up of three members and two alternates.