Cranston Mayor Allan G. Fung will be installed as the 36th president of the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns at the association’s 44th Annual Dinner Meeting this Thursday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick. Mayor Fung succeeds Diane Mederos, town administrator of Bristol, who declined to seek another term in office.
Also being sworn in that evening will be Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, Lincoln Town Administrator T. Joseph Almond, South Kingstown Town Manager Stephen Alfred, East Greenwich Town Manager William Sequino Jr. as vice presidents of the association, and 16 other local government officials who will comprise the League’s Board of Directors.
Guest speakers at the event will include Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, House Majority Leader Nicholas Mattiello and Governor Lincoln Chafee. The League’s featured guest speaker that evening will be Robert Flanders, Esq., who will discuss the pros and cons of municipal receivership and how cities and towns can avoid the state’s intervention in local fiscal affairs.
The Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns is a private, nonpartisan, nonprofit association of cities and towns formed in 1968 to advocate the interests of cities and towns before the state legislature, federal and state agencies, and to improve the effectiveness of local government in the state of Rhode Island.