The Providence City Council serves as a link between the citizens of Providence and their municipal government. Councilors help constituents by connecting them to resources, services, and City departments. They serve as advocates for all Providence residents.

Meet Your Council

There are 15 diverse wards in the city. Learn more about the wards and the 15 Council members who represent each one.

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Upcoming Events

Find out when the Council are holding events and community meetings in your neighborhood so you can stay involved!

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City Council Leaders Introduced a Series of Measures to Expand Safety, Quality and Workforce Development in Construction

November 7, 2019

Councilman John J. Igliozzi, Esq. Stands With the Pro-Democratic Citizens of Hong Kong

November 6, 2019

Providence City Council to Create Youth Sports Fund & Grant Program

November 7, 2019

Senior Deputy Majority Leader Narducci Joins State Colleagues for the Signing of Legislation to Protect Workers

November 4, 2019

RIDE Accepting Nominations for Community Design Team Members – RIDE Acepta Nominación para Miembros del Equipo de Diseño Comunitario

November 6, 2019

Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan Joined Staff at Stop & Shop on Manton Avenue to Kick-Off the Plastic Bag Reduction Act

October 22, 2019

City Council Stands in Support of Keeping IGT Global Solutions in Providence

October 3, 2019

City Council Creates a Special Commission for the Study of a Progressive Tiered Property Tax

September 20, 2019

City Council Requests Audit of the 2017 $45M Bond for Public Works Projects

September 20, 2019

Pearl Street Block Party with Deputy Majority Leader Mary Kay Harris

September 13, 2019

City Council Calls for Review of Board of Licenses and Creates a Working Group to Explore Nightlife Culture

September 5, 2019

City Council Votes to Create Community Choice Electricity Aggregation

September 5, 2019

Statement From City Council President Sabina Matos Regarding the Council’s Notice of Non-Oppostion

September 4, 2019


Ward 1

Ward 1 includes Fox Point, portions of the College Hill and Wayland neighborhoods and much of downtown. The Providence River (site of the WaterFire Festival) runs through this ward. India Point Park, also in the ward sits on the shore of Narragansett Bay and features beautiful green spaces perfect for picnics, music festivals, and the July 4th fireworks.

Councilman Seth Yurdin

Councilman Seth Yurdin has represented Ward 1 since January 2006. His ward spans Fox Point, Downtown, and parts of the Wayland and College Hill neighborhoods. During the 2011-2015 Council term, Yurdin was the Majority Leader. Currently he serves on the Committee for State and Legislative Affairs.

Upcoming Event

Ward 4 Monthly Meeting


Quick Facts

City Hall Meetings

The City of Providence Open Meetings portal provides access to the monthly meetings calendar as well as access to previous meeting minutes and recordings. Register to receive automatic notifications about all meetings at City Hall.

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Get Involved

It's your right and obligation to participate the in governance of your city. Whether it's registering to vote, attending a community event sponsored by a Council member, or proposing a resolution. You can be engaged, learn how here.

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How Can We Help?

Do you have general questions, concerns, or feedback for the Council or Council Staff? Great! Leave it here. To connect directly with a Council member, use the contact form on their ward page.

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City Departments

Learn about the different departments and their functions with the city government. Plus find contact information and a link to their respective department pages on the City of Providence site.

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