Welcome to Providence!
Since taking office in January of 2015, my goal as the 38th Mayor of Providence has been to build a city that works for all its residents.
My administration has made education, transparency in city government, improving city services and providing a sound financial future for our city, top priorities in our work.
I believe that all children should have the opportunity to thrive in a supportive environment. I am confident there is no better investment we can make as a city than investing in the future of Providence’s youth.
During my time in office, the city has practiced responsible budgeting practices and streamlined processes across city departments, resulting in the largest operating surplus realized in over 20 years (10.3M).
I believe that city services should be innovative, efficient, transparent and accessible for all residents and visitors. That is why my administration established the PVD311 system for 24/7 access to constituent services. By streamlining processes, providing customer service training and continuously encouraging city staff to look for efficiencies in all transactions, City Hall has improved our residents and businesses experiences with all departments.
We live in a city that is 140 years older than our nation. Providence has persevered through everything from the American Revolution to the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression to the Great Recession, the Hurricane of ’38 to the Blizzard of ’78 and we have risen to every challenge history has brought us.
We began this administration with great energy and optimism – knowing that the best days of our City are ahead of us, and that with hard work and dedication we will do incredible things for Providence.
Together, we will make Providence the city that works!
Mayor Jorge O. ElorzaAdministration Constituent Services