Welcome to the Tenth Ward webpage. Ward Ten represents the neighborhoods of Lower South Providence and Washington Park .
I am honored to serve the residents and taxpayers of this ward, as well as the citizens of the entire city of Providence . We live in a great neighborhood and a great city, but I need your help to make it even better.
Feel free to share your ideas, questions and concerns anytime. My staff and I will do our best to assist you.
City Council President Luis Aponte was first elected to the City Council in 1998, and was re-elected in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014. He is the first Latino Council President in Providence’s history. He represents the Lower South Providence and Washington Park neighborhoods.
During the 2011-2015 term, Councilman Aponte served as Vice-Chairman of the Special Committee on Ways and Means and was a member of the Special Commission to Study Property Tax Revaluation. He was also one of three City Council representatives on the Task Force on Economic Development.
In addition to serving as the Council Majority Leader from 2003 to 2007, Councilman Aponte has served on various committees, including the Committee on Finance, the Special Commission on State Legislation, the City Council Rules Committee, the Providence Redevelopment Agency, and the 2002 Committee on Ward Boundaries.
Councilman Aponte has served on the numerous community board and commissions, including:
• Founding Member of the Juanita Sanchez Multi Service Center
• Center for Hispanic Advocacy and Policy (CHisPA)
• Urban League of RI
• State Housing Appeals Board
• Governor's Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Commission
• Institute for the Study and the Practice of Non-Violence
• The Center on Minorities in the Building Trades
A resident of Providence for well over 20 years, Councilman Aponte lives in Washington Park and has two children, Jenelia and Nicio.