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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 Chairwoman of the Finance Committee. Ryan is also Chairwoman of the city’s Housing Crisis Task Force and Chair of the Special Committee on Municipal Operations and Oversight. Additionally, she sits on the Rules Committee and is one of two Council-elected members of the Water Supply Board.

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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Statement from Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan Regarding Shots Fired on Herschel Street

Councilwoman Ryan Statement on Gun Violence in the City

PROVIDENCE, RI – City Councilwoman Jo-Ann Ryan (Ward 5) issued the following statement regarding ongoing gun violence in the city: “Yet again we are experiencing another outbreak of gun violence in our city this weekend. This intensifying violent crime is devastating...

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