Caring for Community
OUR WORK IN THE COMMUNITY
- In 2013, Governor Chafee appointed Seth a Commissioner of the Narragansett Bay Commission where he served through 2018.
- Helen represents Ward 2 on the Providence City Council where she sponsored passage of aggregation of renewable energy as default supply for Providence.
- As a Commissioner, Seth helped the Capital Center Commission maintain the integrity of the built environment in the heart of Providence.
- Seth actively advised on the development of RI’s State Energy Plan.
- Founded and co-chaired the RI Bar Association’s Environmental and Energy Law Committee, bringing lawyers and others together to learn about, teach about and collaborate on current issues in energy and environmental law.
- Helen provides pro bono counsel to farmers in affiliation with the Conservation Law Foundation’s legal food hub.
- As a Rhode Island Advisor for the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and a Trustee, Seth helped CLF serve as a leading advocate for New England’s environment. www.clf.org
- Volunteered with Livable Rhode Island to adapt World War I US Food Administration poster concept, creating 25 climate change advocacy posters that are now on tour.
- Helen was recognized by Crossroads as volunteer of the year for her support work with women at the domestic violence shelter.
- Seth served on the board of the Nonviolence Institute and served as Secretary and on the strategic planning and victim services committees. www.nonviolenceinstitute.org
Helen provided legal pro bono services for the RI Coalition for the Homeless at the Mathewson Street Church.
As an active member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, Helen served on the Vestry and has organized the annual Christmas Project, providing Christmas gifts to 50 to 60 children in the care of the RI Department of Children, Youth and Families.
Helen is on the Board of Governors at the Miriam Hospital and serves on the Miriam Hospital Ethics Committee.
- The Providence Preservation Society improves the quality of life in Providence through historic preservation and enhancing the built environment. Seth served on the board and its strategic planning, education and real estate committees. www.ppsri.org
- Chaired the Gamm Theater’s strategic planning committee and was President of the board from 1998 through 2000.
- The Pawtucket Armory Association raised funding and renovated the armory to establish a new home for the Gamm Theatre, the new Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts and a center for the arts and arts education. Seth founded the PAA and served as President of that board from 2000 through 2007.