Fort Adams Foundation

The Fort Adams Foundation was established to: promote interest in and to plan, develop, coordinate, encourage, facilitate, set standards, and programs and projects relating to the restoration, renovation, reconstruction, and use of the historical Fort Adams.

The Fort Adams Foundation meets on a quarterly basis and as needed. Meetings are held mainly in the conference room at the Fort Adams Trust, 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport. Occasionally, meetings may be held at DEM Headquarters, 235 Promenade Street, Providence. Meetings are open to the general public. Please see the meetings link for information about upcoming meetings, agendas and notes.


Janet L. Coit

Chair and DEM Director


DEM Division of Parks and Recreation representative

Christopher J. Behan, Esq.

City of Newport representative

Lee R. Whitaker, AICP

Historic Preservation Commission representative

Eric Offenberg

Fort Adams Trust Board of Directors representative