West Greenwich Town Council Members
Council Vice President
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Born in Providence, Rhode Island, on March 18, 1959, Mark is the son of Gilbert and Joan Tourgee, who reside in Lake Mishnock. His family has lived in Lake Mishnock since the 1950's. Mark is married to Lisa Tourgee. They have four children: Alfred 20 years old; Olivia 18 years old; Allisa, 17 years old; and Ashley 17 years old, and they reside at 71 Kimberly Drive.
EWG / Metcalf School (1974); Coventry High School (1977)
University of Rhode Island (1982 Cum Laude);
Oklahoma City University Law School (1985);
Rhode Island Bar (admitted 1985); Oklahoma Bar (admitted 1986)
Mark is a partner in the law firm of Inman, Tourgee & Williamson, which is located in Coventry, Rhode Island, and was founded in April, 1990.
Rhode Island Farm Bureau; Associate Member
Tri-State Horsemen’s Association; Member
Chair person West Greenwich 250th Anniversary Committee (1991)
West Greenwich Land Trust Board of Trustees (1998 - 2004)
Louttit Library Board of Trustees (1997 - present)
Exeter Grange Member (1997 - present)
Washington County Fair Committee for Exeter Grange
Mishnock Reunion Committee
Nature Conservancy; Member (2000 - present)
Exeter/West Greenwich Little League Coach (1978 - 1982)
Centreville Bank Board of Corporators; Board Member (2001 - present)
Rhode Island Trial Lawyers Association; Board of Directors
Kent County Bar Association; Member
Southern RI 4-H Leaders Association; Member (2005 - present)
Lake Mishnock Preservation Association; Member (2005 - present)
Rhode Island 4-H Club Foundation, Inc.; Member
Annual Sponsor of 14 Youth Sports Teams in EWG, Coventry & West Warwick
Annual Contributor to Exeter/West Greenwich High School Honors Night
Coach of Girls Recreation Soccer EWG Youth Soccer Association
Sponsor of Girls Indoor Soccer Team at Rhode Island Indoor
Performs volunteer legal services for EWG Little League; EWG Youth Basketball; Exeter Grange; EWG Boosters Club; EWG Sports 4 Kids; and Rhode Island Raised Livestock Association.
Like all West Greenwich citizens, I love this town and care about it’s future. I have raised my family here and actively serve the community. Since moving here 14 years ago, I have been a volunteer in our schools, School Improvement Team member, a 4-H volunteer, a Trustee on the Louttit Library Board and currently serve on the EWG Senior Project Steering Committee.
Prior to being elected to the Council, I was concerned about the safety of students on our school buses and was instrumental in the passage of epi-pen legislation which protects our children with allergies while riding on school buses.
I am actively involved in promoting the appreciation and respect of agriculture and animals. As such, I have been invited to serve as an Eastern States Trustee, am a member of the 4-H Dairy Committee at Eastern States Exposition in Springfield, MA, serve as the Guernsey Breed Representative for the New England Guernsey Classic, Co-chair the Washington County Fair Working Steer program, and have served as a judge for FFA competitions & as an Assistant Coach for our RI 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl teams. I am honored to have been presented with the RI 4-H Outstanding Volunteer Award. It is through these venues, and that as an animal owner, that I am able to share my love of animals and educate the public. I am supportive of local farms and value locally grown.
I understand the importance of, and will do my best to protect, the rural character of West Greenwich, the quality of our schools, and support local businesses. I am honored to serve as your Councilwoman and will always do my very best for the entire town of West Greenwich. Please feel free to contact me at 397-7060.
West Greenwich Town Council 2006 - 2008 & 2010 - 2012
West Greenwich Police Chief 1974-1997
Life time Member of RI Police Chief Association
Police related courses at Police Academy, Roger Williams & CCRI
Honorable Discharge U.S. Air Force
Lifetime Member of South County Rod & Gun Club
Life Long W.G. Resident
Former Town Sergeant
Former Town Council Member
Former Town Moderator
Responsible for adoption of the Juvenile Hearing Board
Developed the first Personnel Policy for W.G.
Founded the R.I. Youth Fall Baseball Program
Insurance Executive 37 yrs