City of Providence, Rhode Island
Alma Mater: Harvard University
Providence’s 38th mayor Jorge O. Elorza has led with integrity, boldness, and long-term thinking since first taking office in 2015. Born and raised in Providence, Mayor Elorza is a graduate of Classical High School, the University of Rhode Island, and Harvard Law School. Prior to being elected Mayor, he served as a legal aid attorney and a Providence Housing Court judge. While he was a professor at Roger Williams University School of Law, he co-founded the Latino Policy Institute.
As a member of the United States Conferences of Mayors, Mayor Elorza serves as co-chair of the Committee for Immigration Reform and Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Community Development and Housing, and is a member of the Conference’s Board of Trustees. The Mayor is an Aspen Institute Rodell Fellow, a member of the New Deal Leaders network, and a member of the inaugural Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership class. He has been an outspoken national voice on issues such as immigration reform, housing, and early childhood education.