Councilman Luis A. Aponte

Ward 10

Councilman Luis Aponte has been a Council member since 1998. He is the former Council President, and as such was the first Latino to be Council President.  He was also the Majority Leader during the 2003 – 2007 Council session. Aponte represents constituents in Lower South Providence and Washington Park neighborhoods. Aponte is Chairman of the Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal and Planning.


Civic Interests & Leadership

Councilman Aponte is highly active and engaged in community issues.  He has served on numerous community boards and commissions aimed at improving the quality of life for all City residents, they include:

  • The Juanita Sanchez Multi-Service Center (Founding member)
  • Center for Hispanic Advocacy and Policy (CHisPA)
  • Urban League of RI
  • State Housing Appeals Board
  • Governor’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Commission
  • Institute for the Study and the Practice of Non-Violence
  • The Center on Minorities in the Building Trades

Councilman Aponte has been a member of the Special Commission to Study Property Tax Revaluation. He was also one of three City Council representatives on the Task Force on Economic Development. He was also active with the Providence Redevelopment Agency, and the 2002 Committee on Ward Boundaries.

Personal Information

Councilman Aponte has been a resident of Providence for over 20 years, and currently, he and his wife live in Washington Park with their two children, Jenelia and Nicio.

Council Committees


  • Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal, and Planning, Chairman
  • Rules Committee
  • Committee on State Legislative Affairs

For a full list of Councilman Luis Aponte’s press releases: Click here.


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