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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Bringing Back the Homestead

June 13, 2019

Update on Budgeting Process

June 11, 2019

Providence City Council Calls on State to Ban Assault Weapons

June 7, 2019

Providence City Council Urges State to Monitor Water Pollutant PFAS

June 7, 2019

City Council Passes Pride Resolution

June 7, 2019

Statement from Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune Regarding Short-Term Rentals

May 24, 2019

City Council Approves Text Changes to the Zoning Ordinance Including Language to Limit Short-Term Rentals in Some Residential Neighborhoods

May 23, 2019

City Council Introduces Ordinance Allocating More than $5M in Community Development Block Grant Funding for Providence

May 3, 2018

City Council Recognizes National Public Works Week

May 16, 2019

Statement from Chairwoman Jo-Ann Ryan

May 16, 2019

Salvatore Reintroduces Fair Housing Ordinance

May 16, 2019

Statement from Council President Sabina Matos

April 30, 2019


Ward 5

Ward 5 stretches across the Northwestern part of the city, encompassing portions of the Elmhurst, Mount Pleasant, and Manton neighborhoods.

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan

Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan represents the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Mount Pleasant, and the western edge of Manton. She has been a Council member since 2014 and currently serves as the City Council Majority Leader. Additionally, Councilwoman Ryan is Chair of the Committee on Municipal Operations and Oversight and serves on several committees including Finance and Ordinance.

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.

9 ways to participate

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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