2018 Board of Directors
Hammond Street, 8 years in the neighborhood
I very much believe in "SWELL" living and the West Side is a place where that lifestyle is possible. More importantly, the diversity and thriving community found on the West Side make it a wonderful place to raise my two young boys.
Theresa Court, 9 years in the neighborhood
Chief of Staff, City of Providence
I love the West Side of Providence for many reasons – its cultural and economic diversity, amazing food scene, historic architecture, its park and Castle – but most of all because it feels real, it feels like home. People say hello, take care of their neighbors, and truly care about one another in a way that I have not experienced elsewhere.
Willow Street, 4 years in the neighborhood
Communications Assistant, Rhode Island Housing
Between the architectural character, cultural diversity, and outstanding culinary scene, the West Side neighborhood has exceptionally great flavor.
Chapin Avenue, 5 years in the Neighborhood
Pastor, The Feast Church
The two things that make the West Side great are diversity and community. Many places are diverse, and many have a strong community. The combination of both is rare. The West Side is a place where a wide spectrum of people are equally celebrated and welcomed.
Attorney, Locke Lorde LLP
The West Side is vibrant and eclectic neighborhood with a great mix of people, shops, restaurants and public spaces. It has a great history and an exciting future!
Hudson Street, 1.5 years in the neighborhood
Video Producer, Atomic Clock
The West Side has beautiful architecture, cool businesses, and lots of fun things to do, but the #1 reason this neighborhood is so special is its diverse community of interesting, creative, and kind people.
Parade Street, 4.5 years in the neighborhood
I like the neighborhood for its park, its safety and the ethnic food I can walk to and buy. I also enjoy the historical homes in the neighborhood.
Hudson Street, 20 years in the neighborhood
Sales, Sid Wainer & Son
The west side has a vibrant, electric energy with incredible diversity...terrific bars and restaurants, amazing arts and music scene, striking architecture...best of all, an extraordinary sense of community – neighbors know each other, look out for one another...we’re always excited to team up with friends, old and new, to make the west side cleaner, safer, and more dynamic.
Knight Street, 10 years in the neighborhood
Geoscience student at the University of Rhode Island
I feel so fortunate to have grown up in a place with incredible historic architecture, vibrant food and art scenes, and caring and inspiring neighbors. No matter where I travel to, I love coming home to the West Side!
Hudson Street, 6 years in the neighborhood
Market Development Manager, Jungbunzlauer
The West Side is a dynamic neighborhood with a wonderful sense of community.
Hudson Street, 1 year in the neighborhood
Public Access Program Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy
Community and civic engagement, great restaurants/bars, dogs per capita.
Parade Street, 10+ years in the neighborhood
Stay-at-home Dad, parent of two
There is so much that is fantastic about the West Side: the history; the parks; the shops and restaurants; being able to walk or bike to downtown; and, of course, the neighbors... I love that so many of my neighbors feel strongly about working to maintain a thriving, diverse, lively neighborhood.
Dexter Street, 13 years in the neighborhood
Director, Drug Free Community Program
The West Side is a great place to live – a nice neighborhood, is clean and a supportive community.
Westminster Street, 7 years in the neighborhood
Professional Organizer, A Fresh-Start
I live and work in the neighborhood and I believe that West Broadway is a great neighborhood because of its diverse population, wonderful restaurants, and variety of services for humans and animals, multitude of culture.
Broadway, 11 years in the neighborhood
Realtor, Westcott Properties
There is no better place to raise a family than the West Side of Providence. Great people, great food and excitement year round. I am proud to live in this neighborhood and invest in this thriving community.
Wood Street, new to the neighborhood
Director of Preservation, Providence Preservation Society
As someone brand new to Providence, I chose to live in the West End because of the sense of community, friendliness of the neighbors, the architecture, and the convenience. I love the variety and quality of restaurants and bars within walking distance and being so close to the Dexter Training Grounds and Armory.
Hammond Street, 9 years in the neighborhood
Realtor & Certified Real Estate Appraiser
I love the people who live here. The West Side is brimming with innovators, preservationists, artists, thinkers, and families; and I love that my neighbors are just as passionate about this little corner of the city as I am.
Amsterdam Street, 20+ years in the neighborhood
I have always loved the memories and the diversity of the West End. My grandmother’s house on Parade Street is beautiful with a great view of the Dexter Park Training Grounds. I want to get back the neighborhood feel when we would all say hello to each other and our children would all play together.
Niagara Street, 23 years in the neighborhood
Owner, Casa Buena Builders, Inc.
I'm encouraged by what can be accomplished when neighbors work together. Cleaner streets, better housing, influencing decisions that affect the entire city. A great group of people with whom to work.
Ellery Street, 6 years in the neighborhood
Our neighborhood is a wonderful, dynamic combination of people and places. It is a thriving, changing, evolving neighborhood. As a board member, my goal is to facilitate community efforts to steer that evolution.
Tobey Street, 7 years in the neighborhood
Brown University Graduate School, Senior Data Analyst
With its blend of history, diversity and architecture, its welcoming, creative and artistic culture, and its stellar array of dining options and other local businesses, it’s no wonder that ours has become the most widely admired and sought-after neighborhood in Providence. It's an honor and a pleasure to serve to ensure that this distinction only grows stronger!
Hammond Street, 11 years in the neighborhood
Retired Program Director and Volunteer Manager, Providence Children's Museum, Ready to Learn Providence, Providence CityArts!
I love living in a neighborhood where people are friendly, where neighborhood events create a sense of community, and where the neighborhood group creates opportunities like the solar panel program to participate in. My electric bill is $0 because of WBNA!