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board of directors

The Discover Newport Board of Directors is comprised of 18 members with representation from the nine municipalities within Newport and Bristol Counties and five specific industry appointments.

Pamela Baldwin
Gurney's Newport Resort & Marina
Lodging Over 100 Rooms

Karen Binder - Secretary
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Bristol Appointee

Elizabeth Buckley
Barrington Appointee

Geremie Callahan - Treasurer
Fluke Newport
Restaurant Appointee

Jenn Chapin
Fort Adams
City of Newport Appointee

Keith Chouinard - Vice Chairman
The Chanler at Cliff Walk
Lodging Under 100 Rooms

Charlie Holder
Newport City Councilor​
City of Newport Appointee

Robert Kempenaar II
Kempenaar Real Estates, Inc.
Middletown Appointee

Christine Klase
Tiverton Appointee

T.R. McGrath - Chairman
McGrath Clambakes, Inc.
Middletown Appointee

Thomas McNiff
Jamestown Beer Holdings
Jamestown Appointee

Andrew Moore
Little Compton Appointee

Sean O'Connor
NewportOut
City of Newport Appointee

Brad Read
Sail Newport
Attractions Representative

Bob Rulli
Warren Appointee

Dennis Turano
Middletown Councilor
Middletown Appointee

Dr. Melissa Varao
Salve Regina University
Member of the Public

Nancy Parker Wilson
Greenvale Vineyards
Portsmouth Appointee

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Ocean Drive 2020

Guide to Parking

Feel free to park your ride in these lots, streets and somewhat secret spots, get out and enjoy the view. Here's everything you need to know.

Newport Vineyards Maaike Bernstrom

Wineries & Breweries

Heaven? It's a place on earth when you're here. These local vineyards and breweries just make it more indulgent.

Madeleine Kids Sail

Kid Friendly Activities

From casual eateries with some of the best grub around, to scavenger hunt bingo and chances to try sailing, welcome to the time of their lives.

Second Beach Summer

Insider's Guide to Newport's Best Beaches

More than 400 miles of coastline affords beautiful beaches and sprawling sandy seasides in and around Newport. Whether you're looking to bask in the water or sink into a beach chair with your toes in…

Biking in tiverton

Guide to Biking in Newport

Whether you're looking for a light and leisurely ride or something a bit more challenging, Newport offers some of the most scenic paths for exploring on two wheels. Cover more ground and avoid parking…