To contact the Mayor’s Office of Community Relations:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (401)680-5320.
The City of Providence is home to approximately 179,207 (Census, 2015) residents, 15 wards, and 25 neighborhoods.
Meet Our Team
The Community Relations office serves as a vital connection between Mayor Jorge Elorza and neighborhood leaders, residents, faith institutions, multicultural groups and businesses that work to make Providence the strong and vibrant community it is today. Our staff provides opportunities for community engagement through focused conversations, public forums and proactive outreach to ensure that all members of our neighborhoods are heard.
Community Relations Representatives
- Alexandra Batista was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She is Latina, with both of her parents originally from the North End of the Dominican Republic. She came to Providence at the age of 15 and became the first member of her family to graduate from college, earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Johnson and Wales University. She is a commissioner for the Dexter Donation Grant Commission. She currently lives in Providence and is the Neighborhood Outreach Manager for Mayor Jorge Elorza in the Capital City of Providence, Rhode Island. She is passionate about working with the community and helping those in need. When she is not working she enjoys going to the gym to relieve her stress!
- Kimberly Gonzalez was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. She is Latin-American, with both of her parents originally from Guatemala. Being the youngest of four siblings, she became the first generation to graduate from college. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a focus in American Government from the University of Rhode Island. While growing up in the West End, she developed an incentive to get involved and give back to the community. “Living in the creative capital among our rich diversity of races and ethnicities has inspired me in so many ways. It demonstrates the unity in Providence and the power of different perspectives coming together for the greater good of the City.” Kimberly currently resides in Providence and is a Community Relations Representative for Mayor Jorge Elorza in the Capital City of Providence, Rhode Island.
- LaJuan Allen was born in Brockton, Massachusetts and raised in Boston. Of Cape Verdean and African-American heritage, LaJuan became the first person in his family to graduate from college earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Public Policy and Sociology from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. A social justice enthusiast, LaJuan co-founded “Be Great”, a non-profit organization based in Berkshire County, MA which specializes in educating and empowering low-income populations and communities to achieve community betterment. LaJuan is impressed with Providence’s diverse community and the city’s exceptional outreach efforts. Some of his favorite things to do in Providence include visiting the Providence waterfront, exploring the great food options, and attending the annual PVDFest!