The town is negotiating contracts with two of its three unions: the police; and local 1033, which consists of all the town workers who are not in the police or fire department. The current contracts expire on June 30, 2021.
The NK School District has worked closely with the town offices to coordinate COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the NK High School for teachers and town workers in March and April. Recently the state of RI chose NKSD to host a vaccine clinic for students 16 years of age and older.
NK Assistant Director of Personnel/Benefits and Payroll Administrator HALEY LATTINVILLE was named a 2021 Rising Star by Providence Business News.
The RI Recreation and Parks Association recognized the NK Recreation Department as their “Department of the Year”; they also named NK Recreation Director CHELSEY DUMAS-GIBBS their Walter Henry Award Winner for 2021, citing her outstanding accomplishments, leadership, and work during COVID.
On Sunday, May 23rd, Towards an Anti-Racist North Kingstown (T.A.N.K.) will host an art installation and remembrance of George Floyd at McGinn Park from 3:00pm-5:00pm
On Saturday, June 5th at 7:00pm, at the Old Meeting House on Boone Street, there will be an unveiling of a memorial to remember North Kingstown residents who have died of COVID-19. This project is a collaboration by NK artist Nancy Rafi and the NK Arts Council.
On June 9th, the NKHS graduation will be held on the football field.