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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.


 

Biography

 

Kevin E. Jackson is a native of Warwick, Rhode Island, and has lived in Providence since he was 20 years old. He joined the Providence City Council in 1995, and was re-elected in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Councilman Jackson, a Democrat, represents Ward 3, which includes the Hope and Mount Hope neighborhoods.

He currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the Special Committee on Education and a member of the Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal, and Planning.

Jackson’s professional life is marked by his many years of experience in various levels of coaching. He was the recipient of three "Coaches of the Year" awards. He is known for being an excellent motivator and very results-oriented. Active in community and civic affairs, he is committed to empowering others to better the quality of life in his ward.

Presently, he works as coordinator of Men's and Women's Cross Country and Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field at Rhode Island College, and is the educational coordinator for the Whitmarsh Corporation. Councilman Jackson is the founder and a president of the Providence Cobras Youth Track and Field Team. Previously, he was a counselor for Volunteers of America in Pawtucket; a head coach for Boys' Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field at Pilgrim High School in Warwick; an educational coordinator for St. Aloysius Home in Greenville; 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 double major in Psychology. He also has 15 credits towards his Master’s degree.

He lives in the Mount Hope neighborhood.

 
Committees:
Chairman, Committee on City Property, 2007-2011
Member, Committee on Urban Redevelopment, Renewal, and Planning, 2007-2011
Chairman, Committee on Finance, 1999-2007
 
Community Activities:
Mayor's Recreation Advisory Board, City of Providence
Board of Directors, Mt. Hope/East Side YMCA
Treasurer, Billy Taylor/Mt. Hope Basketball League
Former President, Rhode Island Track and Field Coaches Association, 1989-1991

Initiatives:
Pleasant Street Water Park: A place for neighborhood children and families to gather in a positive community environment.
Vincent Brown Recreation Center improvements.