Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that Chief of External Affairs Theresa M. Agonia will transition to serve as Acting Chief of Staff starting December 6th, 2021 during Chief of Staff Nicole Pollock’s parental leave on an interim basis. Agonia will retain her role as Chief of External Affairs during this time and return to this role upon Pollock’s return.
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.
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB), Stephen White, co-owner of Res American Bistro, Julia Broome, owner of Kin Southern Table + Bar, Sandra Enos, founder and CEO of Giving Beyond the Box, and community members to encourage Providence residents to shop local ahead of Small Business Saturday, to be observed this year on November 27. In contrast to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday is meant to inspire support of local brick and mortar spaces, as well as local online businesses.
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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!