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Meet John

Educator and Community Leader.
Lifelong Ward 1 resident.
Born and raised in our community.

Councilman John Goncalves currently represents the residents of Ward One, which includes the neighborhoods of Fox Point, Wayland Square, College Hill, The Jewelry District, and Downtown Providence. He currently serves as Chairman of the Providence City Council's Committee on State Legislative Affairs, Chairman of the Committee on City Property, and Chairman of the Committee on Claims and Pending Suits.

John has been a resident of Providence as a Fox Point and East Side community member for over 25 years. John is a passionate educator and DEI Coordinator at the Wheeler School in Providence and a community advocate who has worked to advance issues on education, environmental justice, and neighborhood quality of life.

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