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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Providence City Council Approves Youth Sports Fund & Grant Program

February 20, 2020

City Councilors Introduce a Series of Resolutions Calling on RIDE and the Providence Public School District to Rethink How We Use Student Resource Officers in City Schools

February 20, 2020

Councilman Espinal and City Council Colleagues Advocate for the Safety and Well-Being of Providence Residents and the Port of Providence

February 20, 2020

Statement from City Council President Sabina Matos Regarding Mayor Elorza’s State of the City Address

February 11, 2020

City Councilors Endorse the Environmental Council of Rhode Island’s Climate Crisis Campaign

February 7, 2020

City Council President Pro Tempore Correia Introduces Resolution Calling for Immediate Repairs to the Providence’s Public Safety Complex

February 6, 2020

Councilman David Salvatore’s Call for the Creation of a Dedicated Revenue Stream to Fund Affordable Housing in FY21 Budget Passed by Council

February 6, 2020

City Council Introduces Resolution to Honor Michael Van Leesten

February 6, 2020

Majority Leader Ryan Introduces Legislation to Create Community Engagement Around Street Enhancements

February 6, 2020

City Council Special Committee on Public Safety Amends Nightlife Ordinances

January 29, 2020

SPOTLIGHT ON:

Councilwoman Helen Anthony

Councilwoman Helen Anthony represents Ward 2 of Providence, which consists of the Blackstone, College Hill and Wayland neighborhoods. She serves on the Finance Committee and the Committee on Claims and Pending Suits. Councilwoman Anthony currently works as a land use attorney at Handy Law, LLC; she served on the Providence Zoning Board of Appeals and was sworn into the City Council in 2019.

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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