City Council President Steve Merolla Ward 9

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Professional Experience

  • Attorney/ Partner- Merolla and Accetturo
  • Town Solicitor of New Shoreham (Block Island)
  • Admitted to practice in Rhode Island, District of Columbia, and Fed

Education

  • Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) , Juris Doctorate
  • Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT), BA Political Science
  • Tollgate High School- National Spanish Honor Society, Rhode Island Honor Society

Committee Assignments

  • Council President

Primary Concerns

  • Preservation of open space (sponsored bond referendum which have helped to preserve over 150 acres across the City)
  • Sponsored school bond referendum. Advocate for first stationed  rescue in Ward 9. Raised senior tax exemption from $6,000 to $10,000.
  • Established the Warwick Land Trust. Sponsored resolution requesting the first unmanned radar sled in Warwick.
  • Sponsored resolution requesting that DEM perform the first Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) for Greenwich Bay to help restore water quality. 
  • Established simultaneous response ordinance for fire rescue vehicles to Potowomut.

Professional Associations

  • Parishioner, St. Gregory's Church
  • Member E.G.Y.C.
  • RI, DC, and Federal Bar Associations
  • RI Trial Lawyers Association
  • Warwick City Council appointee to Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns
  • Warwick City Council appointee to Grow Smart RI
  • Warwick City Council appointee to Greenwich Bay Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) Team

Contact

  • Email: smerolla@merollalaw.com
  • Phone: 
    • Office: (401) 739-2900 ext. 306
    • Home: (401) 499-4140

Councilman Richard Corley Ward 1

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Professional Experience

  • Corley and Associates

Education

  • George Washington University School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • Northeastern University, B.S., 1978
  • Warwick Veterans High School, 1974

Committee Assignments

  • Chairman: Intergovernmental
  • Member: Public Properties/ Land Use/ Community Affairs
  • Member: Ordinance Committee

Primary Concerns

Professional Associations

  • Warwick Zoning Board, 2005- 2016
  • Rhode Island Bar Association, 1983
  • Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President
  • Legislative Counsel, Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee

Contact

  • Email: rkcorley@corleyassociates.com
  • Phone: (401) 481-5436

Councilman Jeremy Rix Ward 2

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Professional Experience

Jeremy owns and operates his law firm in Warwick, RI. After graduating in the top ten of his class at Roger Williams in 2015, Jeremy gained experience clerking for the Appellate Division of the Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court and as an Associate Attorney for Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith in Providence, RI. Before law school, Jeremy student taught at Tollgate HS and gained his Rhode Island certification to teach high school history.

Education

  • Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D. 2015
  • Rhode Island College, B.A. Secondary Education History 2011
  • K-12 Norwood ES, Aldrich JHS, Pilgrim HS (2004)

Committee Assignments

  • Chairman: Public Properties, Land Use, and Community Affairs
  • Member: Public Safety
  • Member: Appointments
  • Member: Economic Development

Primary Concerns

Being there to help the people who live here is my #1 concern. Please feel free to call me between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m., or email me anytime, and I will  get back to you ASAP. Please leave a message if I can't answer my phone at that moment. If it's important to you, there is no such thing as a request "too small": whether it's replacing a faded street sign, or a broken bulb on a street light, I am here to help get the job done. 


We must keep an eye on the big picture, too. Maintaining high standards for public safety is essential. We must improve our schools and better maintain our infrastructure. As Chair of the City Council's Committee on Public Properties, Land Use, and Community Affairs, top priorities are the sale of former school properties for uses that complement the surrounding neighborhoods and maintenance and improvement of public parks and lands. We must also fund our City's long-term obligations for stability through sound fiscal management in both years of surplus and deficit. 

Professional Associations

  • Leadership Committee, Norwood Neighborhood Association
  • Crime Watch Committee, Norwood Neighborhood Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member, Rhode Island Bar Association

Contact

  • Email: rixforwarwick@gmail.com
  • Phone: (401) 263-5559

Councilman Timothy Howe Ward 3

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Professional Experience

  • Teacher of Secondary Education
  • Human Resources Director, Kohl's Corporation
  • President, Rhode Island military Organization (RIMO)
  • United States Army Infantry NCO 1988- 1998

Education

  • University of Wisconsin, Sheboygan, AAS, emphasis Ethnic Studies
  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay, BS Business Management-Human Resources/ Accounting 2001
  • Providence College, Secondary Education Certification in Mathematics, 2004
  • Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Service Officer Certification Course, 2010
  • Attended & Graduated Numerous Specialized & Professional Development Courses, US Army

Committee Assignments

  • Chairman: Health, Education and Welfare
  • Member: Finance
  • Member: Intergovernmental
  • Member: Public Safety

Primary Concerns

  • Long term financial well being of the city.
  • Security of our city services that we pay for and deserve. 
  • Open communication & Cooperation between Ward/ City/ RIAC.
  • Ease of access for our Start-up and Small Businesses.
  • Maintain an affordable and safe living environment for our Seniors, Working families,  and Children.

Professional Associations

  • Water of Life Round-table of Education Professionals
  • Found Member, US Army Museum


Board Memberships:

  • President, RIMO www.rimilitaryorganization.com
  • Life Member, Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
    • RI DAV Line Officer, 2012- 2017
    • DAV Warwick Chapter 9 Commander, 2010- 2014
  • Warwick Charter Review, 2012- 2015
  • RI Secretary of State Election Review Board, 2015

Contact

  • Email: Howe.Ward3@gmail.com
  • Phone: (401) 215-0632

Councilman James McElroy Ward 4

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Professional Experience

Education

Committee Assignments

  • Chairman: Appointments Committee
  • Member: Intergovernmental
  • Member: PublicProb/ Land Use/ Comm Affairs

Primary Concerns

Professional Associations

Contact

  • Email: jmcelroy130@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (401) 739-2288

Councilman Edgar Ladouceur Ward 5

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Professional Experience

Education

Committee Assignments

  • Chairman: Finance Committee
  • Member: Health/ Education/ Welfare Committee

Primary Concerns

Professional Associations

Contact

  • Email: ed.ladouceurri@yahoo.com
  • Phone: (401) 447-7181

Councilman Donna M. Travis Ward 6

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Professional Experience

Education

Committee Assignments

  • Chairwoman: Economic Development

Primary Concerns

Professional Associations

  • J.O.N.A.H. (Join our Neighborhood and Help), 15 years
  • Oakland Beach Association, 35 years
  • Oakland Beach Neighborhood Crime Watch, 12 years
  • St. Rita's Women's Club, 25 years
  • Oakland Beach Carousel Foundation, 20 years
  • V.O.W.S. (Volunteers of Warwick Schools), 30 years
  • The Coalition Against Child Abuse, 40 years
  • Greater Warwick Lions Club, 10 years
  • Volunteer Firemen Ladies Auxiliary, 35 years 
  • City Chair of National Night out, 12 years
  • Homeless Council, 12 years
  • Youth Advisory Board, 10 years
  • Graduate of the Warwick Citizens Police Academy

Contact

  • Email: Donna.M.Travis@warwickri.com
  • Phone: (401) 738-9774

Councilman Stephen P. McAllister Ward 7

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Professional Experience

  • Senior Manager, Eastern Region for the United States Chamber of Commerce
  • State of Rhode Island Office of the Governor
  • United States Senate

Education

  • Master's in Public Administration from the University of New Hampshire, 2004
  • Saint Anselm College, 2002
  • Attended Warwick Public Schools and graduated from Toll Gate High School in 1998

Committee Assignments

  • Chairman: Ordinance Committee
  • Member: Finance Committee
  • Member: Health/ Edu/ Welfare Committee
  • Member: Appointments

Primary Concerns

Ensure we have safe, clean neighborhoods, provide exceptional city services and have sound budgets and responsible spending. 

Professional Associations

  • Board of Commissioners of Rhode Island Housing

Contact

  • Email: smcallister4@gmail.com
  • Phone: (401) 287-1813

Councilman Anthony Sinapi Ward 8

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Professional Experience

Education

Committee Assignments

  • Chairman: Public Safety Committee
  • Member: Economic Development

Primary Concerns

Professional Associations

Contact

  • Email: anthonysinapi@gmail.com
  • Phone: (401) 474-2069