Councilwoman Katherine Kerwin

Ward 12

Councilwoman Kat (Katherine) Kerwin was elected to the City Council in 2018. She represents Ward 12 which includes the majority of the Smith Hill neighborhood, downtown, and parts of the East Side, Elmhurst, and Valley.


Background, Education + Profession

Councilwoman Kerwin is a Providence native, growing up in Ward 3 behind Greg’s Restaurant and educated at La Salle Academy. Kat studied Political Science and Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was recognized as a political organizer advocating for student speech and opposing campus carry legislation.

Kat returned home to Providence after just three years at school to accept a position as the Director of Communications for the Rhode Island Coalition Against Gun Violence. Kat plans to use her organizing background as she advocates for affordable housing, sustainable solutions to the City’s pension crisis, a cleaner Providence, and small business growth and investment on Smith Hill and across Ward 12.

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