Maria is a strong voice who is fighting to rebuild Central Falls’ middle class by advocating for increased youth opportunities, increased economic development incentives for small businesses and more programming for our city seniors. Maria works everyday with the state’s diverse communities as a Senior Eligibility Technician at the Department of Human Services. She is also a graduate of Roger Williams University, with a major in Public Administration. Maria previously received an Associates Degree from CCRI and graduated from Central Falls High School in 1995.
Maria’s leadership development has well-positioned her to be a strong voice on the City Council. Maria is currently the first female and Latina City Council President in the City of Central Falls, earning this position in her second term as a council member. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island Latina Leadership Institute and has served on the Board of the Learning Community Charter School, the Central Falls Board of Canvassers and the Central Falls Planning Board. She currently serves on the board of Nowell Leadership Academy and the Central Falls Nuisance task force. She is a voice for opportunity and equality on the City Council. Having lived in the City for over 25 years, she has seen the dark days of bankruptcy and the promise of a City on the rebound. She will fight to increase opportunities for small business owners so that the City can grow its tax base and reduce the car tax and property taxes. Having 2 teenagers, Maria wants to focus on advocating for a better public education system in Central Falls, reopening a Community Center and increasing youth opportunities so that young people are on a fast track to college and stay out of trouble.
Finally, Maria will advocate for increased opportunities for Central Falls seniors, including recreational opportunities, increased programming and additional trips to improve the quality of life for all of the city’s seniors. Maria can be reached at 401-617-9128 or CentralFalls2020@gmail.com