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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Statement from Senior Deputy Majority Leader Terrence M. Hassett

December 8, 2018

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan: Providence Needs to Move Forward

December 4, 2018

Statement on Hope Point Tower from Councilwoman Mary Kay Harris

December 4, 2018

Upcoming City Council Sponsored Holiday Events

November 27, 2018

Statement on Hope Point Tower from Councilman Terrence M. Hassett

November 26, 2018

Providence City Council Tonight Approves Four New Tax Stabilization Agreements

November 1, 2018

Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune Selected as One of Nation’s Top Pro-Growth Progressive Leaders

October 25, 2018

Councilman Luis A. Aponte Calls for Sex Offender Residency Restrictions

October 18, 2018

New Developments to Transform Providence’s North End, Create Jobs

October 18, 2018

SPOTLIGHT ON:

Ward 14

Covering the neighborhoods of Elmhurst & Wanskuck, Ward 14 is located on the northwestern quadrant of the city. Here you'll find Providence College, La Salle Academy, and the ever-popular LaSalle Bakery. The Wanskuck Historic District was once the location of a thriving mill village built along the West River. The mills have since closed but many of the buildings are still there, located, including The Wanskuck Public Library. This historic building is located on Veazie Street. The current building replaced the original library that was built by the Wanskuck Mill Company for it's workers. Though the mill is closed, the library is still a going concern. In 1983, the historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Councilman David A. Salvatore

Councilman David Salvatore has been a member of the Providence City Council since January 2010. He currently serves as the Council President and represents the neighborhoods of Elmhurst and Wanskuck neighborhoods. Councilman Salvatore has been a strong advocate of financial and pension reform in the city. As the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Pension Sustainability, he oversaw the drafting of a report that made recommendations designed to stabilize the pension system and reduce the system’s unfunded liability.

Upcoming Event

Christmas at Joslin Recreation Center

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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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