The Commission is comprised of up to seventeen members, five of whom are appointed by the City Council and five appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Mayor and Governor appoint the Chairperson.

2020 Organization Chart

Commission members are leading professionals with experience in the fields of architecture, land use, planning, urban design, law, and business. The non-partisan Commission is committed to facilitating redevelopment along the East Providence waterfront with minimal “red tape.”

Voting Members
William J. Fazioli, Chairman – Waterfront Commission & Hearing Panel member
Steven Hardcastle, Treasurer – Hearing Panel┬áChairman
Paul Moura, Secretary
Domenic Pontarelli
Timothy Conley, Vice Chair – Design Review Committee member
Jennifer Griffith
Rich Lawson
David O’Connell – Design Review Committee member
David Sluter – Design Review Committee member
Luis Torrado- Design Review Committee Chairman
Peter Willey- Hearing Panel member
James Moran, East Providence, Director of Planning and Economic Development, Director’s representative – Design Review Committee member
Stephen Coutu, East Providence Director of Public Works (DPW) – Design Review Committee member

Ex-Officio Non-voting Members
East Providence Mayor
East Providence Planning Director
Nicole Pope (Director’s representative)- Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT)
Michael Walker (Director’s representative)- RI Commerce Corp.
Terrence Gray (Director’s┬árepresentative)- Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM)