Islander nominated to CRMC board
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced his nomination of five outstanding Rhode Islanders to positions on the Coastal Resources Management Council Board, including islander Anne Livingston.
“These five talented, experienced Rhode Islanders will bring a great deal of positive energy, experience, and skill to this important Board,” Chafee said. “I recognize the significant role the CRMC plays in the environmental and economic life of the Ocean State, and I am confident that these new additions will work with the rest of the Board to address the challenges and opportunities surrounding the Rhode Island coastline – which is one of our state’s greatest and most treasured assets.”
The five nominees, whose names have been sent to the Senate for advice and consent, are: Livingston, Dr. Tony Affigne, Raymond Coia, Guillaume de Ramel and Michael Hudner.
Livingston has been a tax professional with H&R Block since 2003. She has also served as a tax preparer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program since 1998. She previously did legal work with Morneau & Murphy in Providence and Jamestown and served as contract Counsel with Old Stone Bank in Providence. She served as vice president of Rhode Island Hospital Trust National Bank’s Legal Department from 1979 to 1990, and as assistant counsel with State Mutual Life Assurance Company of Worcester, Mass., from 1975 to 1979.
Livingston is chairwoman of the Jamestown Democratic Town Committee and was a candidate for Jamestown Town Council in 1997 and School Committee in 2001. She is a former board chair and member of the Tax Assessment Board of Review in Jamestown. She is treasurer of the Jamestown Arts Center and Newport Performing Arts Center, and is a board member and past board president of the Providence Children’s Museum.
She is also founder and past treasurer of the Jamestown Education Foundation, a former board member and president of the Island Moving Company, a former board member of the Girl Scouts of Rhode Island, and is a former board president and current board of advisors member of the International Institute of Rhode Island.