Providence City Councilman David A. Salvatore, Ward 14, was elected City Council President at a special meeting tonight in the City Council Chambers. Salvatore began his first term as the councilman for the fourteenth ward in January 2011.
“I am honored and humbled to have the support of my colleagues on the council to support me to serve as President of the Providence City Council. I am grateful to Council President Pro Tempore Matos for her service as acting Council President. I look forward to working with every member of the council on behalf of all Providence’s residents.” said Salvatore upon his election.
Council President Salvatore’s election comes after the majority of the Democratic members of the City Council held a caucus on Monday, December 18, 2017, to seat new leadership. The positions are as follows:
- John J. Igliozzi – Ward 7, Majority Leader
- Nicholas J. Narducci Jr. – Ward 4, Senior Deputy Majority Leader
- Terrence Hassett – Ward 12, Senior Deputy Majority Leader
- Wilbur Jennings Jr. – Ward 8, Deputy Majority Leader
- Jo-Ann Ryan – Ward 5, Majority Whip
“As Chair of Finance and now in my additional new role as Majority Leader I look forward to working with David as President of the City Council,” stated John. J. Igliozzi – Ward 7. “My colleagues and I will continue to work for the betterment of the people of Providence, and the continued positive forward movement of our city.”
Since taking office in 2011, Salvatore has focused on community building efforts, advocating for fiscal and pension reforms, and growing Providence’s local economy. He was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Pension Sustainability, which issued a report and made recommendations—many of which were adopted—to stabilize the pension system and address the system’s unfunded liability. Salvatore was also Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means (2012-2014) and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Ordinances (2011-2014).
Salvatore is a lifelong resident of the Elmhurst neighborhood in Providence. Growing up, he and his family were active constituents in Elmhurst, and continue to make contributions to the prosperity of the community. An alumnus of Providence public schools, Salvatore attended Robert F. Kennedy Elementary and Nathanael Greene Middle School and graduated from La Salle Academy High School in 1993. He subsequently attended Rhode Island College and graduated with a degree in Business Management, and recently completed the Masters in Public Administration from Roger Williams University School for Justice Studies.
Salvatore has a diverse background in both the public and private sectors, holding key roles in management, oversight, and policy development. Since 2015, he has served as Director of Government Affairs for the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS®. See his full biography here: http://council.providenceri.com/ward14/david-salvatore
He is married to Angie Sarhan Salvatore, and they reside in the Elmhurst neighborhood in Providence.