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Mayor Elorza Announced Increased Investments and Support for a Safe and Compassionate City

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:34:00 +0000

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza joined elected officials and a vast coalition of community members, business owners, social service providers and interfaith community representatives to announce increased investment and support for citywide health and safety.

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City of Providence and IAFF Local 799 Reach Tentative Agreement

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:43:00 +0000

Monday, September 12, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI - The City of Providence and its fire fighters union have a tentative agreement for a five year contract that realizes structural healthcare and retirement savings while resolving several ongoing legal disputes between the city and the union.

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Mayor Elorza Appoints Michael Borg to Lead DPW

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:32:00 +0000

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced he is appointing former army Colonel Michael Borg to serve as Director of the Department of Public Works.

"Michael has spent his career leading complex operations when timely success is critical," said Mayor Elorza. "I know that the experience he brings from the armed forces, combined with the intricate knowledge of Providence that he developed while leading PEMA, make him the ideal candidate to make sure our Department of Public Works delivers for neighborhoods throughout the city."

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Mayor Elorza Statement Regarding LNG Facility

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:49:00 +0000

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Mayor Elorza made the following statement today regarding the proposed LNG facility in Providence, Rhode Island:

"The entire world is threatened due to climate change and we must move away from fossil fuels. In Providence, we have set ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and we are leading the way to becoming carbon neutral by 2050.

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Providence Finishes Successful Summer Recreation Season

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:13:57 +0000

Friday, August 19, 2016

Mayor Elorza today announced this season's conclusion of Summer Recreation programs throughout the city. This year's expanded offerings included dozens of camp activities, municipal pools and water parks - including a new splash park, the city's summer meals program, high school basketball league, swim meet, little league tournament, and educational programming to promote daily reading.

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Mayor Elorza Opens Waterpark at Joslin Recreation Center

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:41:21 +0000

Friday, August 12, 2016

Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined members of the City Council, Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson, Recreation Director Michael Stephens, and Joslin Recreation Center Director Elmer Stanley in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the City's new Splash Water Park. The outdoor play space is designed to be opened throughout the year and provides children and adults a unique experience as the structures and equipment can be enjoyed without the presence of water.

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Robin Muksian Named Director of Administration

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:04:33 +0000

Monday, August 15, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that Robin Muksian will serve as Providence's Director of Administration where she will oversee the City of Providence's administrative aspects and operations while serving as senior advisor to the Mayor.

"Robin has a long and accomplished history of public service throughout her career," said Mayor Elorza. "She has been an asset with the Providence Public School District and I am excited for her to join our team as we continue to strengthen our neighborhoods and city."

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Courtney Hawkins named Chief Policy Officer in Providence

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 18:35:35 +0000

Friday, August 5, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that Courtney Hawkins will serve as the City of Providence's Chief Policy Officer. In addition to overseeing Providence Talks, she will oversee the city's sustainability program, Healthy Communities Office, workforce development programs, partnerships, education policy and serve as senior advisor to the mayor.

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Mayor Elorza Announces Nicole Pollock as Chief of Staff

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:58:14 +0000

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Mayor Jorge Elorza today announced that Chief of Policy and Innovation Nicole Pollock will transition to serve as Chief of Staff as part of an ongoing restructuring of the Mayor's executive staff.

"Nicole has proven that she is a dynamic, collaborative leader and an innovative force for progress in the city," said Mayor Elorza. "I know that she will continue to move Providence forward in her new role."

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Mayor Elorza, Community Partners Celebrate Expansion of Peace and Plenty Park

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:45:00 +0000

Thursday, July 21, 2016

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined State elected officials, representatives from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, members of the City Council, Parks Superintendent Wendy Nilsson, and Friends of Peace and Plenty Park in a log cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of the City's Peace and Plenty Park.

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