District Council
Charles S. Whitman III
John M. Regan III
Robert C. Murray
Chairman, Finance
Paul Verbinnen
Chairman, Park
Grant G. Simmons III
Member At Large
William J. Miller, Jr.
Member At Large
Andrew J. Parsons
Fire Chief
Robert Peacock
Finance Committee
Paul Verbinnen
Judy O'Connell
Steven Tighe
Park Commission
Grant G. Simmons III
John Felber
Elizabeth W. Bean
Jeanne Blasberg
Dabney Pierce
Other Officers
George C. Moore, Jr.
Collector Of Taxes
Ann L. Brockmann
Assessor Of Taxes
Shelley S. Weier
Administrative Personnel
Legal Advisor
R. Jeffrey Knisley
Legal Advisor
Matthew H. Thomsen
Assistant Treasurer
William D. Horne
Park Comm. Admin Asst.
Robert Henderson
District Office Manager
Alicia Perrone



Watch Hill is a small and self-contained seasonal seaside residential and commercial community with a very strong identity and pride of place. Above all it is a place of great beauty, both natural and built, in which property owners and stakeholders seek wise investment and stewardship.

Though an integral part of the Town of Westerly, Watch Hill has always valued its special status as a distinct community in its own right. For more than a century, its Fire District, a quasi-municipal corporation chartered by the Rhode Island General Assembly, has managed the significant assets that it owns, and has regularly championed positions that support and protect Watch Hill’s unique heritage and character.

Watch Hill is undoubtedly one of New England’s coastal gems. Historically developed to take optimal advantage of its superb peninsular shore location, its natural and historic fabric are assets to be treasured and preserved.

Additional historic information about Watch Hill can be found in two books published in 2005:


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