My Name is Jo-Ann Ryan

I Proudly Represent Ward 5 in Providence


"I promised reform, and I have kept my word!"


I pride myself on being a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of person who fearlessly stands firm in my beliefs. As a City leader, I know the importance of setting clear, achievable goals, and committing myself to doing all that I can to see that they are met.


I understand that it’s my responsibility (as your Councilwoman, and as City Council Majority Leader) to constantly be working for the betterment of our City and my constituents in Ward 5. I am honored that you’ve chosen me to represent you on the Providence City Council; it has been more satisfying than I ever imagined and I greatly appreciate your continued trust and support.



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My Mission & Vision


Fiscal responsibility is important to me, and as Vice Chair of the Finance Committee, I have worked with the committee to do more with less, streamline City operations, deliver a balanced budget, and keep an eye on City borrowing.

And Providence now has a rainy day fund for the first time in almost a decade — thanks in large part to the work and dedication put in by me and my peers on the City Council.


Stay Connected & In the Know



The best part of my job as your Councilwoman is the time I spend with you, my constituents, which is why I’m always working to keep you informed about news and issues that will have an impact the Ward and the city at large.

The following are the best ways for us to connect and for you to stay informed!

Let’s Connect at a Meeting or Event

Our open community meeting is held the first Monday of every month (unless it’s a holiday, and then it’s held on the first Tuesday) at Mt. Pleasant Community Library on 315 Academy Avenue. Please attend and share your thoughts and concerns with me and invited guest!

Check out these upcoming meetings and events:

Other to Stay in the Know

Follow Me on Social Media

If you’re on social media, please like and follow my official City Council Facebook page or connect with me on Twitter.

Help Me with a Donation

I can’t do this alone, and any monetary help you can give will go toward the work I’m doing to keep our Ward clean, safe, and vital for all who live here!