Ward Boundaries

Council Proposal

Committee Final

GIS Map

 

 

Interactive Map

Committee #1

Committee #2

Proposed Ward Maps (Draft)

Why does the city need new Ward Boundaries
in 2022?

 

 

Every 10 years, Providence’s 15 Wards are redistricted using criteria outlined in the Home Rule Charter and based on the latest U.S. Census data. 2020 Census data shows the city’s population grew by 12,892 people to 190,934. And it’s where Providence’s population changed that will determine the redrawing of Ward boundaries. The effort to redraw the Ward maps is led by a 5-member committee of Providence residents appointed by the City Council. The committee must hold at least 4 public meetings to explain the process and get feedback prior to submitting the maps to the City Council. Once the Committee settles on boundaries, the boundaries are forwarded to the full City Council, which must hold a public meeting and vote twice on the boundaries before becoming final.

Redistricting Providence

Presentation from the public hearing at PCTA.

Public Hearing at PCTA.

Presentation from the public hearing at PCTA.

Redistricting Providence

Hearing at the Silver Lake Community Center.

Public Hearing at PCTA.

Presentation from the Silver Lake Community Center.

 

Public Meetings

Public Meeting

Committee on Ward Boundaries

 

3/07/2022 5:30 PM

Remote Conference Meeting Via Zoom (Only).

Zoom Information will be on Printed Agenda along with Sign Up Information

 

Public Hearing

Committee on Ward Boundaries

 

2/22/2022 6:00 PM

Nathan Bishop Middle School Auditorium.

101 Sessions Street, Providence, RI 02906

Public Hearing

Committee on Ward Boundaries

 

2/28/2022 6:00 PM

DaVinci Center Community Room.

470 Charles Street Providence, RI 02904

 

Public Hearing

Committee on Ward Boundaries

 

3/02/2022 6:00 PM

Remote Conference Meeting Via Zoom (Only).

Zoom Information will be on Printed Agenda along with Sign Up Information

 

Regular Meeting

Committee on Ward Boundaries

 

1/24/2022 5:30 PM

Conference Remote Meeting

 

 

Public Hearing

Committee on Ward Boundaries

 

2/07/2022 6:00 PM

Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA) Auditorium

41 Fricker Street Providence, RI 02903

Public Hearing

Committee on Ward Boundaries

 

2/14/2022 6:00 PM

Silver Lake Community Center

529 Plainfield Street, Providence, RI 02909

 

Public Hearings

Monday, February 7, 2022

6:00 PM
Providence Career & Technical Academy (PCTA) Auditorium.

41 Fricker Street, Providence, RI  02903

Monday, February 14, 2022

6:00 PM
Silver Lake Community Center.

529 Plainfield Street, Providence, RI 02909

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

6:00 PM
Nathan Bishop Middle School Auditorium.

101 Sessions Street, Providence, RI 02906

Monday, February 28, 2022

6:00 PM
DaVinci Center Community Room

470 Charles Street Providence, RI 02904

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

6:00 PM
Remote Conference Meeting Via Zoom (Only)

Zoom Information will be on Printed Agenda along with Sign Up Information

All hearing locations are accessible to persons with disabilities. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired, please contact the Mayor’s Center for City Services at (401) 680-5221 not less than 48 hours in advance of the hearing date.  Please follow all COVID-19 protocols.

 

2022 Ward Boundaries Committee Members

Jessica Cigna

Chairwoman

Nicholas J. Narducci

Vice-Chairman

Mary Kay Harris

Councilwoman

Rachel M. Miller

Councilwoman

Nicholas Freeman

Get Involved

  • Talk to your neighbors, family, and friends about why it is important to learn about the changes to legislative boundaries across the state.
  • Let everyone know that this affects EVERYONE, not just voters, not just citizens, not just adults!
  • Work with Committee to host a neighborhood map-drawing, potentially hosted at a library or other community center.
  • Collect hand-drawn maps and share them with Committee.
  • Get school students/classrooms involved.
  • Talk or write to your city councilperson and state representatives about what your community of interest is and why your community is important to you.
  • If you have access to a cell phone, tablet or computer consider drawing your community of interest and sending it to your elected official and/or redistricting committee.
  • You can also hand-draw a map and send it to your elected official or a redistricting committee.
  • Work with your neighborhood association to educate Providence residents on the process.

Map your community of interest using one of these tools:

Districtr

 Districtr is a free, public web tool for districting and community identification.

Representable

  Representable allows people to draw Communities of Interest and share information in those communities. Spanish, Hmong, Arabic as well as English
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