Councilman Kevin Jackson | Ward 3
Welcome to the Ward 3 webpage. Ward 3 represents the Mount Hope neighborhood. Please feel free to contact my staff or me with any questions you may have.
Councilman Kevin Jackson was first elected to the Providence City Council in 1995, and was re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014. Councilman Jackson represents Ward 3, which includes the Hope and Mount Hope neighborhoods.
Councilman Jackson is a substance abuse counselor, and formerly served as the Director of Education of Whitmarsh Corporation, and the Director of Vision School in Providence for 32 years. Previously, he was a counselor for Volunteers of America in Pawtucket, and was an educational coordinator for St. Aloysius Home in Greenville.
His professional career also includes many years of coaching. Councilman Jackson served as the coordinator of Men's and Women's Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field at Rhode Island College, where he was awarded three "Coach of the Year" awards. He is the founder and a president of the Providence Cobras Youth Track and Field Team, and served as head coach for Boys' Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field at Pilgrim High School in Warwick and a coach at Hope High School for ten years.
Councilman Jackson attended Rhode Island College, graduating with a B.A. in Social Welfare and Psychology. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology.
A Rhode Island native, Councilman Jackson moved to Providence in 1979 and lives in the Mount Hope neighborhood.