Providence residents in Ward 14 have hired me for a very important job. It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Providence City Council, Ward 14 webpage.
I believe that you will find its contents and links of great interest. I would also encourage you to access the City of Providence main website where you can find out more about the work of other Providence departments and agencies.
Please contact me with any ideas or issues surrounding our neighborhood at Ward14@providenceri.com.
David A. Salvatore
Elmhurst and Wanskuck
Councilman David Salvatore was first elected to the Providence City Council in 2010, and was re-elected in 2014. He represents the Elmhurst and Wanskuck neighborhoods.
Since taking office, his primary focus has been financial and pension reform in the city. He was Chairman of the Subcommittee on Pension Sustainability, which issued a report and made recommendations—many of which were adopted—to stabilize the pension system and reduce the system’s unfunded liability. He was also Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means (2012-2014) and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Ordinances (2011-2014).
A life-long resident of the Elmhurst neighborhood, Councilman Salvatore attended public schools in Providence, including Robert F. Kennedy Elementary and Nathanael Greene Middle School. He graduated from La Salle Academy in 1993, where he was a member of the Cross Country and Track teams. He subsequently attended Rhode Island College, and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 2000. David is currently attending Roger Williams University and is pursuing a Masters in Public Administration.
While he attained his Bachelor’s degree, the councilman began a long and successful career with Staples, Inc. where he held various management positions during his 14-year tenure. In 2013, he became a policy analyst for the Rhode Island House of Representatives until December, 2015 when Councilman Salvatore joined the Rhode Island Association of Realtors as the Director of Government Affairs.
Councilman Salvatore is a member of several civic and professional organizations, including: Rhode Island Government Finance Officers Association (R.I.G.F.O.A); Elmhurst Clean & Green; Elmhurst Neighborhood Crime Watch (Providence); American Society for Public Administration (A.S.P.A.)-Rhode Island Chapter; and the Wanskuck Branch Library.
David A. Salvatore is the second child of Natalie A. Salvatore and Ralph T. Salvatore and he is the brother of Ralph T. Salvatore Jr., C.P.A. and Michael J. Salvatore. A Boston Red Sox fan, David is active with the Elmhurst & Wanskuck Little League, and also enjoys running. He is a parishioner at St. Augustine’s Church in Providence.