Rhode Island 2030:
Community Conversations

Governor Dan McKee, Lt. Governor Matos, Department of Administration Director James Thorsen and Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor are pleased to announce the first in a series of community conversations to help develop a vision and strategy for a more resilient, prosperous, and equitable Rhode Island.

Gov. McKee has initiated this series of virtual community conversations in order to discuss Rhode Island's recovery and future — especially given the expected arrival of significant federal stimulus funding.

The first conversation was held on Thursday, May 6 at 2 PM on Governor McKee's Facebook page and featured remarks from Lt. Governor Matos, Senate President Ruggerio, and House Speaker Shekarchi, followed by a panel of civic and economic leaders.

To re-watch the conversation virtually, please visit Governor McKee's Facebook page here

The conversation featured remarks from Lt. Governor Matos, Senate President Ruggerio, and House Speaker Shekarchi, followed by a presentation from Joseph Zidle, Chief Investment Strategist at the Blackstone Group, and a panel discussion featuring:

  • Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and CEO of Citizens Financial
  • Martha Wofford, President and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of R.I.
  • Suzy Alba, President, Smithfield Town Council
  • Roby Luna, President of Aretec and a member of the URI Board of Trustees
  • Larry Warner, Chief Impact and Equity Officer of the United Way of Rhode Island

This was the first in a series of events, and each will touch upon topics affecting the state’s future. Additional conversations will be announced at a later date.

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