December 7, 2019

East Providence mayor signs executive order creating Veterans Council

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East Providence, RI – Mayor Bob DaSilva has created a newly formed board dedicated to advising and consulting the mayor on how to best maximize the city’s ability to improve the lives of East Providence veterans.

Mayor DaSilva signed Executive Order 2019-001 establishing the Mayor’s Council on Veterans Affairs on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. It was the first executive order under Mayor DaSilva’s administration and the first executive order under the city’s first ever Mayor-Council form of government.

Members of the public, representatives from local veterans organizations, members of the East Providence City Council and members of Mayor DaSilva’s executive staff were in attendance.

“My administration saw there was great need to bring together residents who are dedicated to veterans’ affairs and others in the community who represent organizations focus on the betterment of veterans’ lives,” DaSilva said. “I look forward to working with our Veterans Council to reinforce the city’s commitment to our veterans.”

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