Welcome to the webpage of Ward Seven. Ward Seven represents the Silver Lake/Hartford neighborhoods.
The Ward 7 community helped build this nation with its bricklayers, ironworkers and artisans. It is a community that worked long hours in the mills, created businesses and fought discrimination to make a better life for all. It is a community whose residents made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives to protect this country from its enemies and to preserve democracy for the entire world.
It is a community that inspired its sons and daughters to become teachers, police officers, firefighters, doctors, lawyers, U.S. Senators, governors, mayors, chief judges, state senators, representatives and council members. The list of achievements is infinite.
When I think of our community, I am overcome with pride and hope. Pride in what we have accomplished and hope in what we will accomplish in the future.
Please take the time to look around our website to find out how you can get involved, and don't hesitate to contact my staff or me if you have any questions.
Councilman John Igliozzi has represented Ward Seven on the Providence City Council since first being elected in 1997. He represents the Hartford and Silver Lake neighborhoods of Providence.
A lifelong resident of Silver Lake, Councilman Igliozzi comes from a family active in public service, including his father Vincent, his late mother Dolores, his brother David, and his sister Angelica.
A strong advocate for tax and pension reform, Councilman Igliozzi served as Chairman of the Committee on Finance during the 2007-2011 and 2011-2015 terms. In addition to fiscal issues, he has sought to improve everyday quality of life in Providence through efforts such as noise and traffic control, and community policing.
Some of his accomplishments include the building of new schools (Carnevale Elementary and DelSesto Middle Schools), and the rehabilitation of old ones (Laurel Hill Elementary and Oliver Hazard Perry Middle School). He was responsible for the creation of the first-ever skateboard park in Providence, two new water parks, lighted walking tracks, and new playgrounds, all located within Ward Seven. Additionally, he had modern soccer fields constructed at Merino Park, and helped to establish Merino Park as the home to Capitol Youth Soccer League.
Councilman Igliozzi is the founder of the Reading Express Library for neighborhood children, located in the Silver Lake Community Center on Plainfield Street, and the Annual Kids Fun Day. He is a team sponsor for the Silver Lake Little League and Capitol Youth Soccer League. He was instrumental in establishing several new businesses, as well as the rehabilitation of many older businesses in Ward Seven, such as, Maya Azteca Restaurant, Dunkin Donuts, and Labella’s Market and Restaurant.
An attorney by profession, Councilman Igliozzi has two sons, Gian and Nico.