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Councilman Wilbur W. Jennings, Jr. | Ward 8

Welcome, and thank you for visiting the Ward Eight webpage.

It is an honor to represent you on the Providence City Council, and I pledge to always be available and responsive to the needs of the people of South Elmwood, Reservoir Triangle, and the West End.

Please visit this page often for news and updates about our community.

I am always available and can be reached at Ward8@providenceri.com or you can contact the City Council office Monday through Friday at 521-7477.

Sincerely,

Wilbur Jennings
Ward 8
Elmwood, Reservoir, West End

 


 

Biography

 

Wilbur Jennings was first elected to the Providence City Council in November 2010, and was re-elected in 2014. He represents the Reservoir and West End neighborhoods. 
 
A lifelong resident of Providence, Councilman Jennings has spent the majority of his life serving the public. After attending Central High School, he worked for the City of Providence in varying capacities for 28 years, eventually attaining the position of Deputy Superintendent and Superintendent of several divisions of the Department of Public Works.
 
Councilman Jennings is a strong supporter of youth sports and recreational activities. A believer in using athletics to better the lives of young people, he served on the Board of Parks Commissioners and has worked with many personal training, weight-lifting, and boxing programs over the course of the last four decades. The councilman has also focused his efforts on helping low-income residents and families, serving as a member of the Providence Housing Authority and on the Providence Community Action Program’s (ProCAP) Board of Directors for eight years prior to election to the Council. 
 
Additionally, Councilman Jennings has shown his dedication to public service through his many campaigns for public office. Running 12 times in 24 years before his election to the Providence City Council in 2010, he understands the importance of perseverance when working to improve the lives of others.
 
Along with his ten sisters and two brothers, Councilman Jennings was born and raised in Providence’s West End, where he still lives with his wife, Aridia. He is the proud father of seven children, Darrell, Donnell, Keyshawn, Parris, Sasha, Tremaine, and Wilbur III.