Providence County Mayor Office

Find Providence County Rhode Island mayor offices. Mayor offices provide information on government agencies, legislation, councils, managers, boards, elections, deputy mayors, and local, state and federal politics.

Central Falls Mayor 580 Broad Street Central Falls RI 02863 401-727-7474

Cranston Mayor 869 Park Ave Cranston RI 02910 401-461-1000

East Providence Mayor 145 Taunton Avenue East Providence RI 02914 401-435-7580

Johnston Mayor 1385 Hartford Avenue Johnston RI 02919 401-351-6618

Providence Mayor 25 Dorrance Street Providence RI 02903 401-421-2489

About Mayor Offices

What are the qualifications for becoming a Mayor?

Aside from residency and age requirements, most local charters do not require any specific education or experience for the position of Mayor. Most Mayors have some prior experience as an elected or other government official, or have been involved in some form of public service. Mayors typically benefit from political and consensus building skills. In a Mayor-Council form of government, management and policy development experience are particularly advantageous.

Does the Mayor determine what ordinances and other local laws are adopted?

The Mayor may initiate or propose ordinances and other local laws, but the adoption of these measures is a legislative responsibility. The city or town council, or other legislative body, has the authority to adopt local legislation. Depending on the form of government, the Mayor may or may not have a vote in the legislative body.

What is the term of office for a Mayor?

The Mayor's term of office is determined by local charter. In most municipalities, the Mayor serves a two-year or four-year term.