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Councilman 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


David A. Salvatore
Ward 14
Elmhurst, Wanskuck & Mt. Pleasant

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David A. Salvatore began his first term as the councilman for the fourteenth ward in January 2011. 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.

David’s current committee assignments are:

  • Chairman, Special Committee on Ways and Means
  • Vice-Chairman, Committee on Ordinances
  • Member, Special Committee on Education

David is a lifelong resident of the Elmhurst neighborhood in Providence. Growing up, he and his family were active constituents in Elmhurst, and continue to make contributions to the prosperity of the community.

An alumnus of Providence public schools, David attended Robert F. Kennedy Elementary and Nathanael Greene Middle School, and graduated from La Salle Academy High School 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, David began a long and successful career with Staples, Inc. where he held various management positions during his 14-year tenure. He worked in the Office of the General Treasurer from 2007 to 2012, and was responsible for managing 13 staff in two departments. He currently works as a policy analyst for the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

David is a member of several civic and professional organizations, including: Rhode Island Government Finance Officers Association (R.I.G.F.O.A); Friends of Elmhurst; Elmhurst Clean & Green; Friends of Corliss Park; District 6 Crime Watch Association (Providence); American Society for Public Administration (A.S.P.A.)-Rhode Island Chapter; and the Wanskuck Branch Library. 

A Boston Red Sox Fan, David is active with Elmhurst Youth Baseball & Wanskuck Little League, and also enjoys running. He is a parishioner St. Augustine’s Church in Providence.

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.