Leadership Chat with Providence Mayor Angel Taveras
Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM (EDT)
Please join Mayor Angel Taveras (LRI '99) for a Leadership Chat on Thursday, September 13 from 6:00pm until 6:30pm in his office located at Providence City Hall (25 Dorrance Street, Room 202, Providence, RI).
Angel Taveras is Providence's 37th Mayor. An attorney and former Providence Housing Court Judge, Mayor Taveras was elected as the city's first Latino mayor with 82 percent of the vote in November 2010.
Mayor Taveras, 40, grew up on the South Side of Providence, where he attended Head Start before entering the Providence Public Schools, and went on to graduate with honors from Harvard University.
Throughout his career, Mayor Taveras has demonstrated a profound commitment to public service. In addition to the Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship at the Elmwood Community Center, Mayor Taveras was a founding board member of New Urban Arts, served on the board of the Providence Plan, and on the International Institute's Board of Advisors. He graduated from Leadership Rhode Island in 1999. He was also selected as a RI Bar Foundation Fellow in 2008, an honor given to lawyers whose professional, public and private careers have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to the welfare of the community.
In 2007, Mayor Taveras was appointed by then-Mayor David N. Cicilline to serve as an Associate Judge on the Providence Housing Court and was twice confirmed by the Providence City Council. During his tenure on the court, Mayor Taveras was instrumental in streamlining the interaction between Inspectors and the Housing Court and to improve the code enforcement tracking system.
With the City of Providence at a crossroads, Mayor Taveras understands the critical need to build upon the momentum already underway in Providence. Mayor Taveras draws on his life story, his public service and his professional experience in leading Providence towards a brighter future of increased opportunity and vitality.
Please note that this enhancement is reserved for current Leadership Rhode Island class members and dues-current alumni. If you are unsure if your dues are current, please contact Jillian Stone at 401-273-1574, x104 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.