The City of Providence and its firefighter’s union, IAFF Local 799, have reached a tentative five-year agreement that achieves significant pension reform and improvements to healthcare options for firefighters.
The City of Providence cordially invites families, friends, and misfit toys to City Hall on Friday, December 3, beginning at 5:00 PM for its annual holiday tree lighting ceremony, presented by Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and the City’s Department of Art, Culture + Tourism, and hosted by WPRI’s Brendan Kirby. Once again, the ceremony will take place downtown, a return to form after last year’s virtual celebration. Following the lighting of the trees, two-time US Olympic figure-skating medalist Nancy Kerrigan will headline an all-star ice-skating show at BankNewport City Center.
Each and every day, I see examples here in Providence of the ways Dr. King's legacy and vision live on in our city's civic leaders. Now, it is time once again to recognize those leaders and community members who work to promote social justice here in Providence.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today announced that Fitch Ratings has affirmed the bond rating of the City at “A-” and for the first time in over eight years, assigned a Positive Outlook to the City’s Rating.
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The City of Providence is currently booking available appointments for upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics in Providence. Appointments are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Vaccines are available to anyone regardless of immigration status. Additionally, they are offered at no cost and no insurance is required. Learn about upcoming clinics here!
In 2017, Mayor Elorza signed an executive order establishing the Providence Municipal ID Program – IDPVD. The IDPVD card is a photo identification card for Providence residents issued by the City of Providence. IDPVD users receive access to City partners, such as Ocean State Libraries, and receive discounts to some local businesses. Learn more or apply for an ID here!
PVD Rescue Plan
Over the next three years, Providence will receive $166 million dollars from the U.S. Treasury to make a once-in-a-generation, transformative investment in our City’s future. Rescue Plan funds can be used to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts. Learn how you can engage in the City's Rescue Plan here.
African American Ambassador Group PVD
Mayor Elorza began meeting regularly with the African American Ambassador Group in May 14 2020 to discuss the disproportionate number of African Americans impacted by COVID-19. The group has since evolved to meet weekly and discuss and advance a social justice agenda for the City of Providence. Learn more or engage with the group here!