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Town Council
Timothy Grissett

Reasons for running
I want our future generation to be proud to call Portsmouth home and I will endeavor to leave it a better place than when I moved here.

I care about our citizens, quality of life, and business development in Portsmouth.

I have served on the Portsmouth Economic Development Committee for the last couple of years. Some of the committee’s accomplishments have been assisting the Town in creating an ISM manager position and renewing the Newport Polo lease, which resulted in increased revenues for the Town. We are also championing for reliable and affordable high-speed broadband fiber optic internet in Portsmouth.

As a Town Council member, I want to ensure that the Town navigates through the current and any subsequent proposals related to running high voltage transmission lines through Portsmouth from the offshore wind farms with the best interest of our citizens in mind.

I want to explore the possibility of a Town sponsored curbside garbage and recycling collection. This will significantly reduce the environmental impacts of multiple collection vehicles traversing our Town every week.

Portsmouth has the best schools on Aquidneck Island; I want to ensure that continues by maintaining the excellent working relationship the Town Council has with the Portsmouth School Committee.
About me
I was born in south Louisiana and grew up in the Florida panhandle in a city called Niceville.


I have been married to my wonderful husband Karl for five years; we purchased our home in Portsmouth in January 2020, and we love calling Portsmouth home. We enjoy taking our dog; Ash, for walks along the beaches in Island Park and stopping for a Doggie Dish at Schultzy's Snack Shack while our cat; Atom, sits in the window and awaits our return.

We were recently licensed to provide foster care in hopes of adoption thru DCYF. We are eagerly waiting for our first placement.

I worked on merchant vessels in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, and New York City Harbor for several years. I also assisted my parents in running their flower shop in Niceville (which has been in business since the 1960s) until we sold it. Before moving to Portsmouth, I changed careers and started working in the financial sector; I am currently a supervisor for a local community-oriented bank in Portsmouth.

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