Aquidneck Island Partnership
In 1997 a group of eighteen municipal and regional leaders created the Aquidneck Island Partnership, a program to develop a vision for the island and establish a set of economic, transportation, social, and environmental goals for the coming decade.
During the next year, AIPC will work with the original Partnership members as well as new and emerging island leaders to assess the progress the island's communities have made toward achieving the goals set a decade ago and to begin developing a new vision for the next ten years.
The project will be an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of the past ten years and tackle some of the new challenges Aquidneck Island's communities now face.
The broad goals established by the original Partnership were organized into four categories - a livable landscape, social well-being, the economy, and transportation.
They included the preservation of active farmland, maintenance of a safe, sustainable drinking water supply, an increase in alternative transportation modes, and development of a vibrant marine trades sector.
Beginning in 1999 the Partnership issued these goals with supporting data through a series of plans and documents that included Aquidneck Island: Our Shared Vision, Aquidneck Island Land Conservation Strategy, and Aquidneck Island: A Decade of Change. AIPC intends to work with the new Partnership to release an assessment at the end of the year that verifies the progress made toward the original goals and begins to formulate new goals for the coming decade.
Meeting 1 Presentation (March 14, 2012) [PDF]