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Council President David A. Salvatore | Ward 14

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

Sincerely,

David A. Salvatore
Ward 14
Elmhurst and Wanskuck

 


 

Biography

 

First elected to the Providence City Council in 2010, Councilman David A. Salvatore is currently serving his second term, representing the Elmhurst and Wanskuck neighborhoods in Providence’s Fourteenth Ward.

 

Since taking office, David has focused on community building efforts, advocating for fiscal and pension reforms, and growing Providence’s local economy.  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 address the system’s unfunded liability. David was also Chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means (2012-2014) and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Ordinances (2011-2014).

 

To promote economic development, David has authored legislation that makes it easier for businesses of all sizes to navigate local government, while removing political barriers that hinder growth. In 2013, David shined a light on a lack of oversight related to tax stabilization agreements and the Providence Economic Development Program.  He is also a strong advocate for economic fairness and author of legislation that would hold companies, doing business with the City of Providence, accountable for wage discrimination.  David also joined several of his colleagues in 2016, calling for more transparency and accountability of all politicians relative to campaign finance and financial disclosure statements.

A lifelong resident of Providence, David attended public schools, including the Robert F. Kennedy Elementary and Nathanael Greene Middle Schools. A graduate of La Salle Academy in 1993, David was a member of the Cross Country and Track teams during his years in high school.  David subsequently attended Rhode Island College, and graduated with a degree in Business Management and earned his Masters of Public Administration (MPA) at Roger Williams University School for Justice Studies.

 

While he attained his Bachelor’s degree, David began a long and successful career with Staples, Inc. where he held various management positions during his 14-year tenure. Utilizing his experience in the private sector, David entered the public sector in 2007, working for the Office of the General Treasurer where he was responsible for administering Rhode Island’s Unclaimed Property Program and managing the business office.  Under his leadership and guidance, David implemented policies and new technology that made it easier for Rhode Island taxpayers to interact with the General Treasurer’s Office.  In 2013, David accepted a policy analyst position in the Rhode Island House of Representatives where he was responsible for research related to economic competitiveness & development and education policy, to name a few.  In November 2015, David joined the Rhode Island Association of REALTORS® and is currently the organization’s Director of Government Affairs.

 

Councilman Salvatore is a strong supporter of many neighborhood organizations such as Elmhurst Clean & Green, Elmhurst Neighborhood Crime Watch, Friends of Corliss Park, Friends of Fargnoli Park, Mt. Pleasant Little League, Providence Community Library, Smith Hill Community Development Corporation, Sojourner House, and many more.  David is also a member of the Providence Rotary Club and the United Way of Rhode Island Public Policy Advisory Committee.