The City Of Newport has published its first monthly Engage Newport newsletter, it’s all part of an effort to inform residents about important city projects and news.

The Engage Newport initiative is a multifaceted approach to create communication and engagement between the City government and its residents, businesses and those interested in the growth and health of Newport.

The Engage Newport channels of communication exchange include a website, social media platforms, print and digital resources, apps, promotion and press releases, events and news. Engage Newport is meant to spark conversation, encourage community involvement and increase transparency between the City and its citizens.

Click HERE to view the January newsletter.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals.

He and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.