Matt Sheley

Town Administrator
Title: Public Affairs Officer
Phone: 401-842-6543
Town Administrator

Matt Sheley was hired as the town's first Public Affairs Officer in August 2020.

Prior to being hired, Sheley was a reporter for The Newport Daily News for 18 years, covering everything Middletown and beyond.

Before that, Sheley worked as a reporter for The Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut and The Westerly Sun. 

Born in West Hartford, Connecticut, Sheley is also a certified social studies teacher in the State of Rhode Island.

If you're a member of the media and need assistance, Sheley generally works Mondays - Fridays from 8 am - 4 pm. Send him an email at or call 401-842-6543.

If it's after hours or Sheley isn't available, contact the Town Administrator's office at or call 401-849-2898.


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