Osier seeks re-election to North Smithfield Town Council


NORTH SMITHFIELD – Douglas Osier officially announced his intent to seek re-election to the North Smithfield Town Council this week, citing his experience, achievements on the board and goals for the future.

Prior to his active council term as vice president, Osier served on the board in 2018, and ran for town administrator in 2020.

Reflecting on his current candidacy, Osier stated, “this decision was not taken lightly. My experience over multiple terms on the council has shown me both the challenges and the opportunities we face as a community. Serving our community over the past two years has been a true honor.”

Osier emphasized his belief that, “despite obstacles, and occasional conflicts, our town needs forward-thinking-planning backed by data, clear goals, and a renewed focus on progress over personal agendas. Financial accountability should be a driving force, and I firmly believe now is the time to refocus on our town’s future.”

Osier said he is passionate about North Smithfield and its potential.

“I continue to serve because I believe in our community,” he said. 

Throughout his tenure, Osier said he has aimed to, “improve our town today and for generations to come.” 

Over the last two years, he has sponsored legislation aimed at protecting the town’s groundwater and aquifers. He also started the Water Supply Review and Groundwater Protection Committees, improved the town’s website, and served on both the Halliwell Review and the Planning and Zoning regulation committees. Osier has advocated for hiring a facilities manager, acquiring open space, and is currently sponsoring charter amendments aimed at staggering the council terms as well as moving to a town manager. 

In his next term, Osier said that by utilizing a collaborative approach he hopes to continue working together with others to unlock North Smithfield’s full potential.

Osier lives in town with his wife and their two young children. He holds degrees in finance and economics from Stonehill College and an MBA in leadership from Franklin Pierce University. He also serves as treasurer for the North Smithfield Heritage Association and has a management career in business intelligence and analytics.

Osier said he respectfully asks for your vote in the upcoming election.

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  1. I’ve emailed him many, many times. Never has he responded.
    That’s not representation in my book, that’s ignoring your constituency.
    The whole lot of them need to be replaced. They’ve forgotten who they work for.

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