December 8, 2022
On Monday, January 2, 2023, Mayor-elect Brett P. Smiley will be joined by dignitaries, family, friends and Providence community members as he is sworn in as the 39th Mayor of the City of Providence at the Providence Public Library (PPL) followed by a reception at Providence City Hall.
Inauguration day will begin with an Interfaith Breakfast with local faith leaders at PPL; at 2:00PM Mayor-elect Smiley will be sworn into office and deliver an inaugural address detailing his vision for Providence. After a brief reception and open house at City Hall, an inaugural celebration will be held at the Waterfire Arts Center to conclude the day’s festivities and celebrate the Creative Capital’s culture, cuisine and community.
On Saturday, January 7, 2023 the Transition will also be hosting an Education Listening Session that will encourage community and families to actively guide the new Administration’s work in the first year in three critical areas: Out of Classroom Supports, a Successful Transition Back to Local Control and School Facilities. The information collected will be used to drive the Smiley’s administration year 1 plan to support families and students as well as help guide the work needed to prepare the city to receive the schools back from state control. The event will take place at Juanita Sanchez Education Complex from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Food, childcare and interpretation will be provided but registration is required.
All events are free and open to the public but registration is required for the Inaugural Celebration, which can be found here: https://BrettSmiley.eventbrite.com.