Town of Bristol / RWU Cooperative Committee
In September 2007, when Roger Williams University and the Town of Bristol reached agreement on the landmark PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) pact, a group comprising key representatives from both the town and the University was established to jointly consider items of mutual interest or concern.
In the years since, the Town of Bristol / Roger Williams University Cooperative Committee has provided an open venue for discussion and decision-making and has assisted in building upon a truly symbiotic relationship between both parties.
Through the Fund for Civic Activities – one of its most visible initiatives – as of spring 2018 the Committee has awarded $258,798 to local organizations and residents in support of projects and initiatives designed to enhance the civic experience of Bristol residents.
Committee MembersClick to Open
Town of Bristol Representatives
Director of Parks & Recreation
Josue D. Canario
Chief of Police
Julie R. Goucher
Robert J. Martin
Mario Andrade Ed.D.
Superintendent, Bristol Warren Regional School District
Diane M. Williamson
Director of Community Development
Roger Williams University Representatives
Robert A. Cole, Ph.D.
Director, Feinstein Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement
John J. King, Ed.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Director of Public Safety
Chief of Staff, Vice President for Community Relations
Fund for Civic ActivitiesClick to Open
In support and recognition of the important relationship that exists between Roger Williams University and the Town of Bristol, the Town of Bristol/Roger Williams University Cooperative Committee created the Fund for Civic Activities (FCA). The FCA accepts grant requests twice a year to fund a broad range of projects and services proposed by individuals or non-profit organizations that work toward enhancing the civic experience in the Town of Bristol. Further detail regarding this fund, the application process and other project related criteria may be found in the FCA Application.
For your convenience, applications will be accepted via mail, email, or online.