A few weeks ago, I was delighted to learn that Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has appointed a current RWU Law student, José F. Batista ’14, to the city’s Charter Review Commission.
It’s an important and prestigious appointment: the nine-member Commission, which convenes only every 10 years, is charged with reviewing Providence's Home Rule Charter, or City Constitution, and making recommendations for any changes. The immediate past chairman is R. Kelly Sheridan, a partner at the leading firm Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Pierce in Providence.
Jose (on the cover of the current edition of RWU Law Magazine, by the way) will be in impressive company. Also serving on the Commission are attorneys Roberto Gonzalez, David Green, and Leonard Lopes; former Councilman and Ordinance chairman Cliff Wood; I-195 Commission member Michael Van Leesten; and RIPEC director John Simmons.
We also want to shout out to Prof. Jorge Elorza, recently nominated by Gov. Lincoln Chaffee for a position on the Rhode Island Foundation, the state’s largest non-profit foundation.
Here is a link to the official announcement.
Kudos to Jose and Jorge!