Ward 5

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 2015 and currently serves as the City Council Majority Leader. Additionally, Councilwoman Ryan is Chair of the Committee on Ordinances and the Special Committee on Legislative Affairs, she is the Vice-Chairwoman of the Committe on Finance, and sits on The Rules Committee.

Ward 5: Elmhurst, Mount Pleasant, Manton

Ward 5 is home to the Elmhurst neighborhood, Manton and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods. This largely residential area is home to LaSalle Academy and Providence College. In Ward 5 you will find many wide, tree lined streets square properties due to the later development of the area compared to the rest of the City. Until the early twentieth century, Ward 5 was comprised mainly of farm land and vacation homes.

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April 2020

Ward 5 Community Meeting

April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 1, 2021

Join Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan for her monthly community meeting. Each month neighbors gather to hear what's going on in the neighborhood and in the City, and discuss ideas for making things better. Join her in discussing neighborhood needs and topics of interest together! We hope to see you there!

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Statement from Majority Leader Jo-Ann Ryan Regarding COVID-19 Testing Site at Rhode Island College

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Dear Neighbors, We are living in uncertain times, and the spread of COVID-19 has many of us worried. It's been especially troubling for our younger residents who might not quite understand why their world changed so quickly. As a parent, I can understand how stressful...

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Dear Neighbors, The Members of the City Council have been in constant communication with the Administration, the Providence Emergency Management Agency, the Providence School Department, and Public Safety officials to assess and ensure the safety of our residents...

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