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Councilman Terrence M. Hassett, Council President Pro Tem | Ward 12

Welcome to the webpage of Ward 12.

Ward 12 represents the Smith Hill and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods as well as the Capital Center district. Click on the right menu links for community resources.









Councilman Terrence M. Hassett was first elected to the City Council to represent Ward 12 in Providence in 1997 in a special election. He was re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. 

Hassett was elected Council President Pro Tempore for the 2011-2015 term, and currently serves on the following committees:

  • Chairman of Committee on Public Works
  • Member of Committee on Finance
  • Member of Committee on Ordinances
  • Member of Committee on Urban Renewal, Redevelopment & Planning

He previously served as Majority Leader from 2007 until 2011. He also was the former Chairman Special Study Commission on Tax Exempt Institutions, and served as a member of the Providence Redevelopment Agency, the Capital Center Commission, and the State Transportation Advisory Committee.

Before his election to the City Council, Hassett served as a member of the Rhode Island State Board of Regents for Education, the Subcommittee for Post-Secondary Education, the Rhode Island Adult Education Commission, the Rhode Island Public Telecommunications Authority and as Chairman of the General Manager’s Search Committee at WSBE-TV Channel 36.

Hassett was Director of Investigations of the Consumer Protection Division for the Department of Attorney General and affiliated with numerous national consumer protection associations and White Collar Crime Center.

Hassett currently serves as a Senior Investigator in the Workers’ Compensation Fraud and Compliance Unit at the Department of Labor and Training.

A graduate of Rhode Island College, Councilman Hassett was conferred a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Public Administration after graduating from LaSalle Academy in 1978.

Hassett represents the Smith Hill and Valley neighborhoods and the Capital Center District in Downtown. He is a resident of Smith Hill.