Citywide Neighborhood Committee Hosts Ward 1 Forum Oct 26, 2022

October 21, 2022

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, the Citywide Neighborhood Committee hosts a panel of Portsmouth city officials to discuss projects and issues specific to the Ward 1 neighborhood. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm, in-person at the New Franklin School located at 1 Franklin Drive.The meeting is open to residents of Ward 1 as well as to the public at large.

The Ward 1 Forum is part of a series of Neighborhood Outreach Forums hosted by the Citywide Neighborhood Committee. Additional Ward Forums are being planned.

The panelists will focus on providing a better understanding of current issues and developments between neighborhoods in Ward 1 and City departments.

Participants include:

  • Mayor Deaglan McEachern
  • City Councilor John Tabor
  • City Manager Karen Conard
  • Police Chief Mark Newport
  • Fire Chief Bill McQuillen
  • Public Works Director Peter Rice
  • School Chair Board Nancy Clayburgh
  • Citywide Neighborhood Committee Forums Coordinator & Moderator Peter Somssich.

A Question and Answer session will follow at the end of presentations.

The Citywide Neighborhood Committee advocates for the neighborhoods in Portsmouth, to assure that all aspects of City government work through two basic principles: protection and preservation of the quality of our neighborhoods. Communication between neighbors in Portsmouth is encouraged and essential. For more information, email


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